THE RIGHT KIND OF FOLLOWER!
Proverbs 10:4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
I believe we all realize the importance of good old-fashioned hard work. I like what Henry David Thoreau said, “If you’ve built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. That is where they should be, no with the foundations under them.”
The Bible says, “For other foundations can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
Someone once said that the best things are the nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eye, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand and the path of God before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.”
The Bible well says in Proverbs 17:24, “Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool in the ends of the Earth.”
Someone said, “Where there is a willing heart there will always be an eager spirit.” Why? A change in heart will bring a change in behavior.
BE AN ENTHUSIASTIC FOLLOWER.
Paul said in 2 Timothy 3:10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
The word fully implies that he has been a diligent follower of these things, and so ought we.
Lee Iacocca said, “Either lead, follow or get out of the way.”
BE A FAITHFUL (WORKING) SERVANT.
James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Verse 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Matthew 20:27-28 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Matthew 23:11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
It is said of Jesus in Philippians 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men
It is my prayer that God’s people everywhere will have a “mind to work”.
Read Numbers 34-36, Proverbs 28, Complete___