Diligence: "A learnable skill that combines: creative persistence, a smart-working effort rightly planned and rightly performed in a timely, efficient, and effective manner to attain a result that is pure and of the highest quality of excellence." (The Richest Man Who Ever Lived - Steven K. Scott)
"In taking in the above, such is to know God's plan of Christ upon this earth in the flesh was a Divinely orchestrated act of diligence for the Saving Grace to this world. Amen!" F. Lugo
The revelation that is Jesus in His Pure, Holy, and Effective Example for all time:
You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain (Deuteronomy 25:4 NKJV)...Take My [yoke] upon you and [learn from Me], for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:29 NKJV)
Matthew 11:29 is displayed and illustrated in Deuteronomy 25:4 As an ox plows efficiently and constructively the field to yield the grain it contains, so has Jesus in His [public] ministry yielded a harvest then and for all time to come through the follower; Christian, by His Yoke. Amen.
Deuteronomy 25:4 was confirmed and exemplified in the life and [public] ministry that Jesus held in being contrite, humble, and submissive to His Father's will. Just as an ox who is lead to plow the field by the goad in his harness, so did Jesus, by the Spirit that was alighted (Matthew 3:16) upon Him, brought forth seed through the disciples and followers to come then and for all time to come. Amen. Glory to God!
A goad is not used to harm, but to keep ox under control (as to say, we humans get out of control to the point it's destructive), as well as to direct the ox's energies constructively.
***Indeed, if there is any way to till this earth in all diligence, it is by being a meek Christian, that doesn't kick against the goad (Acts 9:5; 26:14) .*** Praise Him!
1. Holy Bible (NKJV)
2. Steven K. Scott's - The Richest Man Who Ever Lived
3. Billy Graham's - Enduring Classics: The SECRET of HAPPINESS, HOPE for the TROUBLED HEART, DEATH and the LIFE AFTER