Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wealth, Success & Diligence

It's believed that the ancient king Solomon is the wealthiest man who ever lived. Solomon became King of Israel around 974 B.C.. According to the Scripture, God granted Solomon one desire. Solomon asked for wisdom so that he could lead the people of Israel. God was so impressed with Solomon’s selfless request that He not only blessed him with wisdom, but also with wealth.

Solomon’s wisdom, success, and wealth increased beyond imagination. During his life, Solomon penned the book of Proverbs in the Bible. Surviving from generation to generation, his writings have influenced the world for thousands of years.

Below are some of King Solomon’s writings on the importance of diligence as portrayed by author Stuart Scott in the book of Proverbs.

“The hand of the diligent will rule, but the slack hand will be put to forced labor” (Proverbs 12:24).

The soul of the sluggard craves, but he gets nothing.” (Proverbs 13:4)

He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread, but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding” (Proverbs 28:19).

Solomon gives us three steps we can use quickly to bring diligence into our lives:

1. Wake Up to Reality.

“How long will you lie there,” he asks. “When will you get up from your sleep?...poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.” (Proverbs 6:9-11)

2. Define Your Vision.

“Without a vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18)

3. Effectively Partner With Others.

“A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; he rages against all wise judgment.”(Proverbs 18:1)


audrey` said...

Good Morning Kitty =)

This blog is more lively now.
It's so nice to read your posts which are more often now ^grin^

Have a very blessed day ahead.

Kitty Cheng said...

Thank you Audrey for your encouragement. Yeah after enrolling in Success University ( as a student and business owner, I am more inspired to write more posts here =)