Devotional For September 6, 2023

The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭21‬:‭5‬

Diligence is a quality that sets the stage for success in various aspects of life. In today’s verse, we are reminded of the impact of diligence on our plans and outcomes.

In Proverbs 6:6-8, we are encouraged to consider the ways of the ant, which is diligent in gathering food during the summer to prepare for the winter. This tiny creature teaches us about the power of consistent effort and foresight. The ant works diligent.

Diligence begins with careful planning. It involves setting goals, making well-thought-out decisions, and following through with persistence. When we diligently plan, we set ourselves up for success and abundance.

Diligence isn’t just a one-time effort though; it’s a commitment to being consist. It’s about daily, disciplined steps toward our goals, even when obstacles arise. Diligence keeps us focused on the path, regardless of distractions or difficulties.

The verse reminds us that the plans of the diligent lead to plenty. Diligence pays off; it brings prosperity, not just in material wealth but also in personal growth and character development.

Take a moment to reflect on your life and the areas where diligence has played a role in your success. Consider your current goals and plans. Are there areas where you can apply greater diligence?


Lord, I thank You for the wisdom found in Your Word. Help me to embrace diligence in all aspects of my life. Help me be diligent in my planning and consistent in my efforts. May everything I do bring glory to You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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