"Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee."1We are also commanded to diligently learn what God would have us do, and then do it. God said:
"Wherefore, now let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence.President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, spoke about diligence and explained how there is a pattern needed to be diligent servants of God. He gave a list of four things to be done, which are:
"He that is slothful shall not be counted worthy to stand, and he that learns not his duty and shows himself not approved shall not be counted worthy to stand. Even so. Amen."2
- Learn what the Lord expects of you
- Make a plan to do it
- Act on your plan with diligence
- Share with others how your experience changed you and blessed others3
Additional Scriptures Showing the Power of Diligence:
- God "is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."4
- "Diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God."5
- "And now, as ye have begun to teach the word even so I would that ye should continue to teach; and I would that ye would be diligent and temperate in all things."6
1. Emphasis added, Deuteronomy 6:17.
2. Emphasis added, Doctrine and Covenants 107:99-100.
3. "Act in All Diligence," General Conference, April 2010.
4. Emphases added, Hebrews 11:6.
5. Emphases added, Exodus 15:26.
6. Emphases added, Alma 38:10.