With Labor Day approaching, it is worth thinking about hard work. What does it mean? How does it connect with the Bible? The truth is, hard work is a part of culture and life, not to mention the Gospels connect to work ethic.
Listen to these 12 Bible Verses About Hard Work on my vidcast:
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,” Colossians 3:23
“For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.” 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
“The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.” Proverbs 13:4
“For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37
“Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.” Ephesians 4:28
“So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” James 2:17
“But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.” 1 Corinthians 9:27
“Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” John 6:17
“And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, nor shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 23:22
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
“Do all things without grumbling or disputing…” Philippians 2:14:
All scriptures are taken from the ESV Bible.
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