40 Bible Verses about Work Ethic
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Go to the ant, O sluggard,
Observe her ways and be wise,
Do not be excessively righteous and do not be overly wise. Why should you ruin yourself?
“If He should determine to do so,
If He should gather to Himself His spirit and His breath,
This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men.
so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due.
Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and may lengthen his life, still I know that it will be well for those who fear God, who fear Him openly.
When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn?
And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him,
That is, in regard to both nation and man?—
So Moses issued a command, and a proclamation was circulated throughout the camp, saying, “Let no man or woman any longer perform work for the contributions of the sanctuary.” Thus the people were restrained from bringing any more.
“He stretches out the north over empty space
And hangs the earth on nothing.
They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.
Reject a factious man after a first and second warning,
When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.
but at the proper time manifested, even His word, in the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior,
But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord;
I will wait for the God of my salvation.
My God will hear me.
“He strikes them like the wicked
In a public place,
but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them; or else you may even be found fighting against God.”
to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men.
“Do you give the horse his might?
Do you clothe his neck with a mane?
All flesh would perish together,
And man would return to dust.
To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
“Shall one who hates justice rule?
And will you condemn the righteous mighty One,
But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.
We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
And when He had said this, He breathed on them and *said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
It will be a day for building your walls.
On that day will your boundary be extended.
“Look at the heavens and see;
And behold the clouds—they are higher than you.
But none of the rest dared to associate with them; however, the people held them in high esteem.
“For has anyone said to God,
‘I have borne chastisement;
I will not offend anymore;
“For He pays a man according to his work,
And makes him find it according to his way.
But when they heard this, they were cut to the quick and intended to kill them.
One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.”
“Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding.
Far be it from God to do wickedness,
And from the Almighty to do wrong.
whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
“Surely, God will not act wickedly,
And the Almighty will not pervert justice.
So in the present case, I say to you, stay away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or action is of men, it will be overthrown;
At the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were taking place among the people; and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s portico.
“He wraps up the waters in His clouds,
And the cloud does not burst under them.
“He quieted the sea with His power,
And by His understanding He shattered Rahab.