Proverbs regarding assiduousness, attentiveness, carefulness, diligence
Guard your heart with all vigilance, for from it are the sources of life.
Prov. 4:23 (read whole chapter)
It has no commander, overseer, or ruler,
yet it prepares its food in the summer; it gathers at the harvest what it will eat.
Prov. 6:7-8 (read whole chapter)
The one who is lazy becomes poor, but the one who works diligently becomes wealthy.
The one who gathers crops in the summer is a wise son, but the one who sleeps during the harvest is a son who brings shame to himself.
Prov. 10:4-5 (read whole chapter)
The one who works his field will have plenty of food, but whoever chases daydreams lacks wisdom.
Prov. 12:11 (read whole chapter)
The diligent person will rule, but the slothful will become a slave.
Anxiety in a person's heart weighs him down, but an encouraging word brings him joy.
The righteous person is cautious in his friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
The lazy person does not roast his prey, but personal possessions are precious to the diligent.
Prov. 12:24-27 (read whole chapter)
The appetite of the sluggard craves but gets nothing, but the desire of the diligent will be abundantly satisfied.
Prov. 13:4 (read whole chapter)
Do you see a person skilled in his work? He will take his position before kings; he will not take his position before obscure people.
Prov. 22:29 (read whole chapter)
The one who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever takes care of his master will be honored.
As in water the face is reflected as a face, so a person's heart reflects the person.
As Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so the eyes of a person are never satisfied.
As the crucible is for silver and the furnace is for gold, so a person is proved by the praise he receives.
If you should pound the fool in the mortar among the grain with the pestle, his foolishness would not depart from him.
Pay careful attention to the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds,
Prov. 27:18-23 (read whole chapter)