Be Diligent – Sunday Devotional


Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
~ 2 Timothy 2:14-15 KJV

In the New King James Version, rather than King James, the phrase “study to shew [show] thyself approved unto God” is “be diligent to present yourself approved unto God”.

The life of faith, and the life of writing, is like a test.  Honestly, it is a test.

To pass the test, you have to study the material.  As a Christian, this means reading the Bible, praying continually, and fellowship with other Christians.  As a writer, it means writing continually, improving our craft through input from other writers, reading books on writing, and taking classes and workshops.

If you are passionate about something, you have an obligation to know all the ins-and-outs of it, so that when someone asks you a question, you are able to answer them – with truth.