Bible verses about

The Creator, who did the work of creation, put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to work in it and keep it (Genesis 2:15).

Work is a gift from God. It is an exercise in stewardship. Whether I work for money in my job, volunteer to help others, or do my daily chores, I faithfully work as if I am doing it for Christ. If I do so, when I step in His eternal Kingdom, He will say, “Well done, good and faithful servant! Inherit my Kingdom forever” (Matthew 25:21, 23).

Jesus most highly valued working for others’ salvation

John 4:34

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.”

If I work well now, I will serve the King one day

Proverbs 22:29

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings. He won’t serve obscure men.

Anything I do for Jesus is good work for Him

Matthew 26:10

However, knowing this, Jesus said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? She has done a good work for me.”

Don’t play favorites; treat all work as if it is the most important

Ecclesiastes 11:6

In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening don’t withhold your hand; for you don’t know which will prosper, whether this or that, or whether they both will be equally good.

Any work I do for God, He will reward

1 Corinthians 3:8-9

Now he who plants and he who waters are the same, but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s farming, God’s building.

I work hard, for God will reward me

2 Chronicles 15:7

But you be strong! Don’t let your hands be slack, for your work will be rewarded.

Believing in Jesus is part of God’s work

John 6:29

Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”

Work, and the benefits of it, are gifts of God

Ecclesiastes 2:24

There is nothing better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and make his soul enjoy good in his labor. This also I saw, that it is from the hand of God.

I always work as if I am doing it for Christ

Colossians 3:23-24

And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.

The Creator put me where I am to cultivate this place for His glory

Genesis 2:15

The LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate and keep it.

Don’t spend your free time with people who would rather stir up trouble than work

2 Thessalonians 3:10-11

For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: “If anyone is not willing to work, don’t let him eat.” For we hear of some who walk among you in rebellion, who don’t work at all, but are busybodies.

Any work without God’s blessing is in vain

Psalm 127:1

Unless the LORD builds the house, they who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman guards it in vain.