Look up each of the verses below and write down Bible principles that you can learn from them about this virtue. A “principle” is a “truth you can live by.”

The word diligent as found in Proverbs speaks of one who is “sharp or acute in business.” The English word “diligent” means, “careful and persevering in carrying out tasks or duties.” While God does not want Christians to live for materialism, he does want them to be careful and upright business men and women. This is true even if our business is simply caring for their home.

  1. Note God’s Descriptions Of Diligent People

1a) Pr 10:4

1b) Pr 12:24

1c) Pr 12:27

1d) Pr 13:4

1e) Pr 21:5

1f) Pr 22:29

1g) Pr 27:23

  1. How does a diligent person differ from one who is slothful or lazy?

2a) Pr 12:27

2b) Pr 18:9

2c) Pr 21:25

2d) Pr 22:13

2e) Pr 24:30-34

2f) Ro 12:11

  1. God wants us to be diligent and have honest business ethics

3a) Pr 11:1 Abomination means that God detest it. It stinks to Him.

3b) Pr 20:10

3c) Pr 20:14

  1. After reading Pr 6:6-11, make a list of ways in which an ant, as our example, is diligent in his business.