Biblical Principles for Work Success

Bible Summary. God blesses honest, hard work. When God is with you, you will succeed in whatever you do at work, at play, or at home. God rewards us based on our faith and not based on our individual work results. God is looking at our heart, and not counting our individual achievements or how much wealth we can accumulate in life. True work success is laboring in God’s righteousness, love, and truth. It is these eternal things that will endure and enable us to have a relationship with God. It is these eternal things, and not material things, that will enable us to achieve true work success in anything that we do. See below for Biblical advice and scriptures concerning work success.

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Work Success Comes From Hard Work

God blesses honest, hard work. When God is with you, you will succeed in whatever you do at work, at play, or at home. God says that the undeserved will not stay wealthy and that hard workers will succeed, we need to believe Him. God is control and what He says is true. If we stay true and work hard, God will give us success. Proverbs 13:11 provides us advice on the benefits of working hard.

Proverbs 13:11, “Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.”

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Work Success Comes Through Faithfully Working God’s Plan

God rewards us based on our faith and not based on our individual work results. God is looking at our heart, and not counting our individual achievements or how much wealth we can accumulate in life. God desires for us to be co-laborers acting as one body faithfully working to achieve His purpose. 1st Corinthians 3:8 advises us of the value of working in unity and in God’s purpose.

1st Corinthians 3:8, “Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one; and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.”

Work Success Comes With Seeking Eternal Things

God does want to see us blessed materially, but He desires for us to focus on spiritual things first. True work success is laboring in God’s righteousness, His love, and truth. It is these eternal things that will endure and enable us to have a relationship with God. It is these eternal things, and not material things, that will enable us to achieve true work success in anything that we do. John 6:27 advises us on the value of working hard to achieve the eternal things of God.

John 6:27, “Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.”