"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."
"Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also."
II Corinthians 8:7
"And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ."
"Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:"
"The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute."
"And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,"
"Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statues, which he hath commanded thee."
"For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing."
I Peter 3:17
"Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves."
"Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit."