Good evening Y’all. Today we are studying Proverbs 22.
Be blessed 🙂
“Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men” (Proverbs 22:29 NKJV)
“Do you see any truly competent workers? They will serve kings rather than working for ordinary people” (Proverbs 22:29 NLT)
We should strive for excellence in all that we do both physically and spiritually. As the verse says, our diligence will bring us before kings and not just mere men.
This is something I really need help with. Sometimes I just want to do the bare minimum and not go all out to make sure that what I am doing is at the best quality and best level of excellence.
I found the commentary below regards this verse:
“The world recognizes the value of a diligent man in business, and it seeks such. Rulers are always on the look-out for such to run their lesser concerns. We see several illustrations of this in Scripture in Joseph, (Gen. 39:3-6; 41:42; Nehemiah, (2:11; 2:1); in Daniel, (Dan. 6:1-3; 8:27), et al.) The Lord also values diligence in the spiritual realm, (Rom. 12:6-8; 2 Cor. 8:7; Heb. 6:10-12). “Mean” means “obscure.” A diligent man shall stand before great men, not just before obscure, unimportant men. The diligent Christian will stand before the King of kings, as his faithful servant, to be rewarded by Him. Are we diligent in the Lord’s work?”
I pray the Lord will help us be diligent and excel in all that He has committed in our hands.
Thanks for joining today. Pls feel free to share your thoughts on the chapter.
have a blessed evening 🙂
***With God all things are possible***