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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 contrast for us to notice is lazy and diligence. The lazy man desires, but his desire does not translate into actions. In a complimentary point the Holy Spirit instructs His church that those who refuse to work (when they very much can) are not to be provided for by the church or individual Christians; they are to go hungry (2 Thessalonians 3:6-15). This teaches a valuable lesson: when desperation sets in, lives change. On the other hand, the diligent man is a man who not only provides for himself, but is charitable to those who are unable to meet their obligations. The Holy Spirit said (through Paul) those who have obeyed the Lord, God has “recreated” them for good works; we are now His workmanship. Thus, not only is God glorified, but God’s work benefits others (Ephesians 2:10).