5 Bible Verses on Hard work
Sometimes you may lack the motivation to work hard or you may simply get discouraged about giving your best at whatever it is that you are doing. Below are five verses to give you the motivation you need to keep moving forward, even if it is the last thing you want to do.
Ecclesiastes 9:9 – 10 Work with all your might
This verse encourages you that whatever it is you lay your hands on, do it with all your might. Don’t do it for the sake of earning an income or pleasing the employer, but know that it is a God given opportunity and if you give it your best, the Lord shall surely bless the work of your hands.
Colossians 3:23 – 24 Work as if you are working for the Lord
From this verse, we learn that in whatever you do, you should do it as if you are doing it unto the Lord and not to men. This should help you remember that God will reward you for your hard work and diligence; hence you should not just focus on the monetary rewards from the employer.
Proverbs 12:11 No quick way to riches
This verse teaches that those who work hard will have plenty of bread, but those who follow worthless pursuits lack sense. In essence, if you want to be rich, then you must work for it and if you waste your time, then you will have nothing to show for it.
Genesis 2:15 Work is a divine institution
At the beginning of it all, God created man and placed him in the Garden of Eden so that he can work it and keep it. From this verse, work is essentially a divine institution and wherever God places your or whichever job He gives you, you should strive to “work it and keep it”.
2 Thessalonians 3:10 – 12 No work no food
Those who do not work do not deserve to have food, therefore, if you want to have food and have your barns full at all times, then work is imperative.