“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.”2 Timothy 2.15, NASB
Webster’s defines diligence as, “steady, earnest, and energetic effort : persevering application.” Are we giving a “steady, earnest, and energetic effort” to serving the Lord? Do we steadily, earnestly, and energetically study His Word? Or, do we need to be more disciplined?
Anyone who has trained for marathons or performed memorized solo work in music will tell you that it demands regular, disciplined effort. If our desire is to live in a way that pleases our Heavenly Father, this too demands diligence.
Throughout this month’s scripture writing plan, there are verses commanding us to be diligent or to endure. You’ll see words and phrases like “strive,” “endure,” “be careful,” “discipline,” and “wholeheartedness.” Moses, Caleb, and the Bereans of Acts 17 are a few examples of those who diligently sought to please God.
As you write, consider how diligence enables you to love and serve others better. Also ask yourself how diligent effort enriches your faith.
Sara McBroom has once again provided tracing sheets and copying sheets for your little scripture writers! She does such a fabulous job preparing these sheets and I appreciate her help. As we move into summer, this would be an excellent opportunity to have your children engage in scripture writing. Older kids should be able to copy directly from the text. It’s a great opportunity to build fluency with the location of the books of the bible too.
To download the copy or tracing sheets, click the links below:
If you’re not sure how to use these scripture writing plans, check out this post: How to Use Scripture Writing Plans.
To Download a Printable PDF list of the Plan, click the links below:
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If you have any issues with the links or questions about the plan, please comment below!