Being diligent (chărûwts, khaw-roots' H2742 in Hebrew) is about making a decision. Making a decision is not like choosing. When we diligently obey the Lord's commandments, we make a decision to do just that. We don't choose to follow them one day and choose not to follow them the next day. Here are over twenty Bible verses about being diligent:
If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you (Exodus 15:26 NKJV).
You shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, His testimonies, and His statutes which He has commanded you (Deuteronomy 6:17 NKJV).
I call to remembrance my song in the night; I meditate within my heart, And my spirit makes diligent search (Psalm 77:6 NKJV).
You have commanded us to keep Your precepts diligently (Psalm 119:4 NKJV).
Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the Lord (Proverbs 1:28-29 NKJV).
Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23 NKJV).
So I came out to meet you, Diligently to seek your face, And I have found you (Proverbs 7:15 NKJV).
I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me (Proverbs 8:17).
He who has a slack hand becomes poor, But the hand of the diligent makes rich (Proverbs 10:4 NKJV).
The hand of the diligent will rule, But the lazy man will be put to forced labor (Proverbs 12:24 NKJV).
The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, But diligence is man’s precious possession (Proverbs 12:27 NKJV).
The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich (Proverbs 13:4 NKJV).
The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty (Proverbs 21:5 NKJV).
Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, And attend to your herds (Proverbs 27:23 NKJV).
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15 NKJV).
There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience (Hebrews 4:9-11 NKJV).
And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end (Hebrews 6:11 NKJV).
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6 NKJV).
Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble (2 Peter 1:10 NKJV).
Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless (2 Peter 3:14 NKJV).