Did you know that the words “work” and “toil” are mentioned over 480 times in the bible? That alone indicates that God considers our work to be a very important aspect of our lives. Many scriptures are found throughout the Bible that support the importance of our work to God. Each contain God’s wisdom and views about our work, the importance of our work, or how we should conduct ourselves while performing our work.
Here are 17 scriptures related to work.
Whatever you do, work at it with all of your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
Colossians 3:23 (see Colossians 3:22- 4:1)
Commit your work to the LORD, and then your plans will succeed.
Work hard, but not just to please your masters when they are watching. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart.Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.
For the people worked with all their heart.
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.
2 Chronicles 15:7
The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone.
The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.
For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.
1 Corinthians 3:8-9
I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.
The LORD demands fairness in every business deal; he sets the standard.
He must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us– yes, establish the work of our hands.
For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them.