Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
2 Peter 1:5
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.