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Zealous Christians: The Call to Diligence – Part 2

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.  Proverbs 4:23

2.  Proverbs and diligence modeled:  The Industrious Ant

                          –  Observe role models of diligence: Prov. 6:6a

                          –  Be a self-starter: Prov. 6:6-8

                          –  Do not waver: Prov. 6:8a, Prov. 4:23-27, John 21:20-22, Heb. 12:1-2

                          –  Be opportunistic: Prov. 6:6-8, John 5:17, John 5:36, John 9:4

                          –  Be dependent: Prov. 30:24-25, 1 Cor. 15:10, 2 Tim. 1:6-7, Ecc. 4:9-12

                                       –  the joy of dependent Gospel labor

                                                    “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil”

                                        –  the joy of dependent Gospel encouragement

                                                    “One will lift up his fellow”

                                       –  the joy of dependent Gospel relationships

                                                    “Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone?  two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”