Success Calls For Planning and Dedication


Success Calls For Planning and Dedication

Proverbs 21:5 says, “The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” This verse points to us that success takes PLANNING, effort, and dedication. It’s not enough to have a good idea; we need to put in plans and hard work (diligence) to see results. And rushing through things can often lead to mistakes and lost opportunities.


It is interesting that the idea captured in the verse above appears at several places in scripture. For example, Proverbs 14:23 says, “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” 


This verse emphasizes the importance of putting our words into action, rather than just talking about what we want to do. Another relevant verse is Ecclesiastes 11:6, which says, “Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.” This verse highlights the importance of both planning and taking action.


So, in summary, the scripture stresses the ingredients of planning, diligence, and persistence in our work, and to avoid being hasty or idle. With these in place, we can achieve success which could be “profit” or “increase”, as the case may be.

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