Work can be fulfilling, but it can also be the cause of great frustration. The Bible helps put those exhausting, perhaps boring, days in perspective. Work is honorable, the Bible says, no matter what kind of occupation we have. Honest toil, done in a joyful spirit, is like a prayer to God. Be encouraged by these Bible verses about work.

1. Read Deuteronomy 15:10. In what two areas has the Lord promised to bless us?

2. In the same verse, what is the condition for receiving these blessings?

3. In Deuteronomy 28:12, the Lord promised to bless the work of our hands, so that we are financially secure and well able to

4. In Deuteronomy 28:2, the Lord gave the Israelites a big "if". There was something they had to do to be overtaken with the blessings promised in verse 12. What was His condition?

5. According to Proverbs 10:4, Proverbs 14:23, Proverbs 21:5, Proverbs 21:25, and Proverbs 24:33-34, what will be the result if you do not work?

6. In Ecclesiastes 3:22, God said that there is nothing better than for a man to
  a) because that is

7. God's normal way of providing for the needy is not through the church, and not through the government. According to 2 Thessalonians 3:10, what is His plan?

8. Read 1 Timothy 5:8. How did Paul describe the person who will not work in this letter?

9. Read again our memory verse, Colossians 3:23. People are often tempted to work only as hard as they have to, just enough to get by, thinking they only have to please the boss. But God wants every worker to see that, ultimately, they work for (whom?).
  a) Therefore, every employee should
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