10 Encouraging Bible Verses About Work and Employment

Work Scriptures

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Are you looking for employment or currently at a job? It is sometimes difficult to remember to not fall into the
traps and temptations of this world but to do everything to glorify God. Here are ten Bible Verses about work
and employment to help to encourage and inspire you today. These Bible Verses are from both the old and new
testament and show the importance of glorifying God by how we do our work.
Feel free to use these Bible Verses about work and employment for a Bible Study, Bible Devotional, or a church
Sunday school class. Please add any of your other favorite Bible Verses about work and employment to the
comments below so this may be a better resource to those that find it.
10 Encouraging Bible Verses About Work and Employment
Colossians 3:22-24 - #1 Scripture Verses About Work- Do All Work for the Lord, Jesus Christ
Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters on earth, not with external service, as those who merely
please men, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the
Lord rather than for men; knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the
Lord Christ whom you serve.
Genesis 2:15- #2 Bible Verses About Employment- Old Testament Scripture Verse
Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.
Romans 13:1-2 - #3 Bible Verses on Work- While working do not resist authority
Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and
those which exist are established by God. Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of
God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.
Ephesians 4:28 - #4 Bible Verses About Employment and Work- Importance of hard work
Let him who steals steal no longer; but rather let him labor, performing with his own hands what is good, in
order that he may have [something] to share with him who has need.
Matthew 6:33 - #5 Encouraging Bible Verse on Work- First Seek God's direction
"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.
Bible Verses About God's Will
Exodus 20:8-10 - #6 Encouraging Work Bible Verse- Remember the Sabbath
"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. "Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh
day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter,
your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.
Matthew 5:16- #7 Encouraging employment scripture- Glorify God through your work
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father
who is in heaven.
Luke 10:7 - #8 Encouraging Bible Verse on Employment- A worker deserves his or her wages
"And stay in that house, eating and drinking what they give you; for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do
not keep moving from house to house.

Proverbs 12:11 - #9 Encouraging Bible Verses About Work- Hard work is rewarded
He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who pursues vain things lacks sense.
Matthew 9:37 - #10 Encouraging Bible Verses on Work- Work to spread the word
Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
I pray these Bible verses on work and employment were encouraging to you today. Please write down or print
out these scriptures and put them next to you at your job or place of employment. Reading these through a few
times each day will help you to keep your work focused on God.
Source:
Holy Bible, New American Standard Version