Tag: diligence

Be Patient

Proverb for Today Whoever keeps the fig tree will eat its fruit; so he who waits on his master will be honored. (Proverbs 27:18, MEV) Not being super familiar with fig trees (the picture on this post is of figs), up until today I've completely missed the point of this verse. What is meant by ...

Don’t Rush. Be Diligent.

Proverb for Today The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenty, but of everyone who is hasty only to want. (Proverbs 21:5, MEV) I think we like to be in a hurry. There's a sort of satisfaction in being busy, rushing forward to the next project, task, and errand. We live in a culture ...

WANTED: Faithfulness

Proverb for Today Most men will proclaim every man his own goodness, but who can find a faithful man? (Proverbs 20:6, MEV) One of my personal pet peeves is posturing, when people act a certain way to impress or sometimes go so far as to mislead. It's obnoxious. Maybe in a meeting at work, or ...

Unsupervised Ants

Proverb for Today Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise. Which, having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provides her bread in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest. (Proverbs 6:6-8, MEV) We say, "Character is who you are when no one is watching." It's a simple statement, but ...