Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor. Proverbs 12:24
This is an interesting verse and is as applicable today as it ever was. Look at the overachievers or the shakers and movers in our society. They’re ruling us now. They were diligent, had concrete goals for obtaining power and an unstoppable drive to get there. This can be said about any legitimate form of government. The diligent and the ruthless rise to the top. The weak, timid, and passive become ruled, or as this verse states “ends in slave labor.”
But it can also be said about business. Those who hustle in the workplace and who do the things that others don’t want to do will never hurt for employment, all things being equal.
So how does all this relate to our walk with Christ and what He wants us to do? “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might…” Ecclesiastes 9:10. It could be planting a garden or planting a church, the principle’s the same.
In a similar vein, be very careful about the time-wasters in your life. You know what they are; and you know how to deal with them.