Wednesday, December 27, 2023

The Bible and Industriousness

Yesterday I talked about the trait called industriousness. Industriousness is deeply rooted in biblical truth. As we embrace industriousness, let's remember that our work ethic is not just for our own gain but is a service to the Lord and a way of actually worshipping him. Here are some verses that have spoken to me about the rewards of industriousness. I hope they will bless you today.

"The hand of the diligent will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor" (Prov. 12:24).

"Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful" (1 Cor. 4:2).

"The lazy person craves, yet has nothing, but the desires of the diligent shall be fully satisfied" (Prov. 13:4).

"He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully" (Prov. 10:5).

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going" (Eccl. 9:10). 

"Not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord" (Rom. 12:11). 

"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men" (Col. 3:23).

I love this last verse so much that I commited it to memory today!