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Davidisms: Hard Work

I once asked a very accomplished pastor the reason behind his success. He was playful as he drew me close to him, paused a few seconds, looked around to see who was listening for dramatic effect, and finally whispered to me, “Hard work!”


Hard work! That’s all he said. There was nothing more to say.


Scripture tells us, “Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth” (Proverbs 10:4). This proverb teaches us to look honestly at the quality of our work.


Is your work done promptly? Reliably? Thoroughly? With honor?


Do you consider something you've finished excellent, or do you try to make it just good enough to get by.


Diligence is hard work done with excellence. And while diligence does not always produce wealth, it usually supplies our needs, with something left over for others (Ephesians 4:28).


Read the book of Proverbs. See how many of these wise teachings address the need to work hard for success to occur in your life!


This is nothing new under the sun. If you want to succeed, learn hard work. Teach this reality to your kids. And grandkids.


It’s a timeless, eternal truth.

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