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Wisdom and Diligence – Part 2

Wisdom and Diligence – Part 2 (Proverbs 4:20-27)

The Spheres of Life that Require Diligence

 I. Diligence in Our Lives

A. Diligent to Listen to Wisdom (Proverbs 1:5; 4:13; 8:17, 33-36)

Reasons we are lazy:

*We don’t like what we  hearing (Proverbs 8:36; 15:14)

*We think we have it right (Proverbs 1:22; 12:15)

*We don’t take the time (Proverbs 11:14; 15:22)

B. Diligent to Watch Over Our Heart (Proverbs 4:23; Matthew 15:18)

-Pay attention to our desires (James 1:14-15)

-Pay attention to our thoughts (Matthew 5:27-28)

-Pay attention to our senses (Psalm 101:3)

-Evaluate our actions

-Continually renew our hearts with wisdom

Reasons we are lazy:

*We focus only on the outward actions.

*We don’t pay attention to what we allow to come in.

*We underestimate the power of the world.

C. Diligent to consider our path (Proverbs 4:25-27; 21:5; 22:3)

-Plan ahead

-Stop and evaluate your decisions

-Consider the future

-Stick to the right path

Reasons we are lazy:

*We are still naive

*We love impulsive decisions