“Do you see a man diligent in his work? He will stand in the presence of kings.” — Prov 22:29
Men like to rise in the world; but there are different kinds of elevation. One is that which money gives. Then, there is elevation which comes through social recognition. But true elevation is of character and worth. It can be obtained only by being diligent. We are not to wait idly for promotion–but are to be busy at our lowlier duty until the larger is ready for us. Because Moses could not be an emancipator at once, he did not spend his time in idleness–but was faithful as a shepherd; and when God wanted him, he found him at his work. Jesus found Peter, James, and John fishing. The way to make sure of being needed for a greater work–is to do well your plainer work. Diligence makes men ready to go up higher. Do well today’s work, however lowly; perhaps tomorrow God will have something larger for you.