What Does The Bible Say About Earnestness?

What Does The Bible Say About Earnestness?

Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims

Psalms 9:2 – I will give praise to thee, O Lord, with my whole heart: I will relate all thy wonders.

Psalms 118:2 – Blessed are they who search his testimonies: that seek him with their whole heart.

Psalms 118:10 – With my whole heart have I sought after thee: let me not stray from thy commandments.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 – Whatsoever thy hand is able to do, do it earnestly: for neither work, nor reason, nor wisdom, nor knowledge shall be in hell, whither thou art hastening.

Ecclesiasticus 7:31-33 – With all thy soul fear the Lord, and reverence his priests. With all thy strength love him that made thee: and forsake not his ministers. Honour God with all thy soul, and give honour to the priests, and purify thyself with thy arms.

Ecclesiasticus 39:41 – Now therefore with the whole heart and mouth praise ye him, and bless the name of the Lord.

Ecclesiasticus 43:32-34 – Glorify the Lord as much as ever you can, for he will yet far exceed, and his magnificence is wonderful. Blessing the Lord, exalt him as much as you can: for he is above all praise. When you exalt him put forth all your strength, and be not weary: for you can never go far enough.

Jeremiah 29:13 –  You shall seek me, and shall find me: when you shall seek me with all your heart.

Joel 2:12 – Now therefore saith the Lord: Be converted to me with all your heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and in mourning.

Mark 7:37 – And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well; he even makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak.”

Colossians 3:23-24 – Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ.

1 Timothy 4:16 – Take heed to yourself and to your teaching; hold to that, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

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