Today’s reading II Corinthians 5-8
II Corinthians 8:22 And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you.
Can you imagine hearing Paul say this about you. He writes the church and says that he is sending a man to them that he has proved diligent. Paul says that he has great confidence in the church referring to how they will received and treat this brother.
He is diligent and proven so. He is now even more diligent. Diligent refers to being characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort! To be diligent is to be careful and persevering in carrying out tasks or duties. It has the idea of persevering. Being faithful in continuing to do the job. It refers to be given to details and exactness in the work. It refers to being busy, actively, fully engaged, or occupied. It is the opposite of being negligent.
I want you, the church, other men of God, etc to know the same thing about me. I want this testimony. Don’t you? I want people to believe that I am diligent in the work of God, the things of God, the service of God.
I want to work at building this testimony and I challenge you to do the same!