Here are the 40 best Bible scriptures on diligence.
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Chronicles 22:19
Now set your mind and heart to seek the Lord your God. Arise and build the sanctuary of the Lord God, so that the ark of the covenant of the Lord and the holy vessels of God may be brought into a house built for the name of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 31:21
And every work that he undertook in the service of the house of God and in accordance with the law and the commandments, seeking his God, he did with all his heart, and prospered.
2 Corinthians 8:22
And with them we are sending our brother whom we have often tested and found earnest in many matters, but who is now more earnest than ever because of his great confidence in you.
2 Corinthians 8:7
But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.
2 Peter 1:10
Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.
2 Peter 1:5
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge.
2 Peter 3:14
Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.
2 Timothy 2:15
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.
Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children.
You shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, and his testimonies and his statutes, which he has commanded you.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.
Saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end.
“Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.”
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
“We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.”
And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor, but evil comes to him who searches for it.
Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.
Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.
Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.
Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds.
Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.
I said, “Let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate in my heart.” Then my spirit made a diligent search.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
The one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.