D I L I G E N C E
Would you characterize yourself as a hard worker in practice or as a lazy player? What would your coach say? How about your teammates? Today's scripture provides a warning for the lazy and a promise for the diligent.
Solomon wrote in Proverbs chapter 12 and verse 24, “Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.” Obviously none of us wants to labor like a slave, that is with no reward for our investment of time and energy.
The Proverb says that slave labor is the inevitable outcome of laziness. Let's be diligent in our work and we will reap the reward that comes with diligence... ruling. Ruling means to have success and authority in our spheres of influence.
As you compete today, be diligent in your preparation and in the execution of your responsibilities. Your diligence, concentration and hard work will result in your ruling.
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