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Diligence….

Let’s back up to this phrase:  2 Peter 1:5 – “…giving all diligence…”

 Strong’s definition of “giving”G3923 –

From G3844 and G1533; to bear in alongside, that is, introduce simultaneously: – give.

 Vine’s definition of “all:”   – 1. pas (G3956) radically means “all.” Used without the article it means “every,” every kind or variety. So the RV marg. in Eph_2:21, “every building,” and the text in Eph_3:15, “every family,” and the RV marg. of Act_2:36, “every house”; or it may signify “the highest degree,” the maximum of what is referred to, as, “with all boldness” Act_4:29.

 Here is Thayer’s definition of “diligence:”

1) haste, with haste

2) earnestness, diligence

2a) earnestness in accomplishing, promoting, or striving after anything

2b) to give all diligence, interest one’s self most earnestly

Part of Speech: noun feminine

 Now let’s list verses that have “diligent/diligence” in them:

 Approval before God by diligence

2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent (“study” in KJV) to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 Diligence is the opposite of slothful living

Romans 12:11 in diligence not slothful; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord

 Entering into the kingdom requires diligence

Hebrews 4:11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest [the 7th day, the millennial kingdom rest – the promise land], lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience

 The diligent shall bear rule

Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

 Our election assurance is through giving diligence

2 Peter 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

 And, 2 Peter 3:13 & 14 –

2Pe 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

 2Pe 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

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 Do you have a better understanding of being diligent?  The above research is what we can call the “knowledge” (verse 6) because we know something more of this term.  In other words, you have more knowledge of “diligence.”  So, taking your understanding of “knowledge” and “giving all diligence,” are you able to put together God’s personal exhortation to you for everyday living?

 I have told you previously that I do not study for nought.  Actually, I fear not internalizing and living outwardly what I learn.  Knowledge can puff up.  Writing out God’s word to me and my response in the form of a prayer naturally follows a study session.  I even believe it is necessary, lest I (and you) forget “what we saw in the mirror.”

 “Dear Mary, I have made you aware of My exceeding great promise(s) so that you are enabled to have my grace and peace in multiple measures leading to being a partaker in My Divine nature.  I desire that you have an abundant entrance in the age-lasting kingdom of my Beloved Son – and your Lord and Saviour, Jesus, the Christ.  I want these qualities so added and multiplied in you that your fruit will delight others, encouraging all to make their calling and election steadfast and sure.”

 “Dearest Father, Thank you!  You have blessings and power more abundantly that I could even think to ask of You.  I so desire to be these things and do them.  Thank You that I can come to this place in Your Word as often as needed for exhortation and encouragement.  Establish me in these truths.  Because of Your Son’s Name – so be it!”

 

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May 31, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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