As Americans take a day to rest and “reflect” on their history of work, here’s what the Bible has to say on this topic….
Scriptures about work
Psalm 128:2When you eat the labor of your hands, You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.
Proverbs 10:16The labor of the righteous leads to life, The wages of the wicked to sin.
Proverbs 12:24The hand of the diligent will rule, But the lazy man will be put to forced labor.
Proverbs 13:11Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, But he who gathers by labor will increase.
Proverbs 14:23In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter leads only to poverty.
Proverbs 21:25The desire of the lazy man kills him, For his hands refuse to labor.
Matthew 11:28Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
John 6:27Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.”
1 Corinthians 3:8Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
1 Corinthians 15:58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Ephesians 4:28Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.
Hebrews 6:10For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.