Disturbing complacency

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Disturbing complacency
For reading & meditation: Proverbs 13:1-10
“The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.” (v.4)

Today we come to the fourth of the seven pillars of wisdom – diligence. The wise are those who persevere, who persist in following that which is right, who stick with it and never give up. One of the great needs of our day is for diligence to be put back into life – especially among the young. A Christian educator writes: “Diligence in the young is something that is built into them not by precept but by example. In today’s world there are not enough examples of diligence to inspire or guide.” Diligence does not seem to be esteemed in the way it once was. Prior to my conversion, I lacked greatly in diligence simply because I chose not to apply myself to anything. Then…

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