Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Go unto the ant, O slothful one, See her ways and be wise;
There is who is scattering, and yet is increased, And who is keeping back from uprightness, only to want.
The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh tributary.
Sloth causeth deep sleep to fall, And an indolent soul doth hunger.
Because of winter the slothful plougheth not, He asketh in harvest, and there is nothing.
Near the field of a slothful man I passed by, And near the vineyard of a man lacking heart.
By slothfulness is the wall brought low, And by idleness of the hands doth the house drop.
work not for the food that is perishing, but for the food that is remaining to life age-during, which the Son of Man will give to you, for him did the Father seal -- even God.'
and we desire each one of you the same diligence to shew, unto the full assurance of the hope unto the end,
2 Peter 1:5
And this same also -- all diligence having brought in besides, superadd in your faith the worthiness, and in the worthiness the knowledge,
The soul of the slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the soul of the diligent is made fat.
The purposes of the diligent are only to advantage, And of every hasty one, only to want.
1 Corinthians 15:58
so that, my brethren beloved, become ye stedfast, unmovable, abounding in the work of the Lord at all times, knowing that your labour is not vain in the Lord.
And thy poverty hath come as a traveller, And thy want as an armed man.