KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:13 KJV “Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.”
The Lord asked His disciples to go round and collect all the fragments of the loaves of bread. They were able to gather twelve baskets full. All these would have been wasted and may be trampled underfoot. These left overs could be sent to others who may be in dire need of it.
Diligence always makes individuals better.
Everyone who judiciously uses whatever comes into his care secures better tomorrow for himself. Things that are the property of a community, may be left for nobody to take care of. State owned enterprises and even churches would prosper greatly if certain properties of the Organisation were judiciously cared for. In the garden of Eden God asked Adam to dress and keep the garden. Genesis 2:15 KJV “And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.”
Adam was supposed to dress the garden, that is to work or serve the garden. He was also to guard it or protect it. Satan had access into the garden, spoke to Eve, and succeeded in deceiving her and she gave some to the husband who obliged without questioning her or the devil. A little diligence would have saved the situation for Adam and the rest of humanity. Churches would have been richer if they have been diligent to avoid wastages. Many would enjoy a happier life, if they would use various resources well.
What are some of the resources that many should utilise well? Some of the resources that we may consider to be diligent about are as follows
1. Our Health
2. Our Finance
3. Our Time
4. Our minds
5. Our Family
6. Our Social life
7. Our Spiritual life
8. Our belongings or properties
There are more to the above resources that we have to be diligent about. One should not be observed over the other, for they are all interlinked. The failure of one aspect would affect the other aspect. Just consider your health. If you eat rightly, avoiding fat-based foods, processed foods and high sugary stuffs, you would be saving yourself from all kinds of long-term terminal diseases. Your good health is directly related to your finances, your spiritual and even social life. Feeding your mind with the truth about God’s word, will save you from so much errors, and emotional turbulences. Now your time is everything; failure to utilise it well means you are a failure in life. A neglected family can be too costly a bargain to do. Some parents have lost their children to all kinds of destructive behaviours because they failed to be diligent to care for their families. The worse of these is a neglected marriage. Please take care of these resources, dress and keep them for your own good.
THOUGHT: DILIGENCE IN LIFE ALWAYS PUT SMILES ON YOUR FACE.
Ephesians 5:15, 16 KJV “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
Romans 12:11 KJV Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;