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25 Bible Verses About Productivity

Read these Bible verses about productivity to see what God says about hard work, setting goals, and how working hard connects to our faith.

The Bible is filled with wisdom that applies to different areas of our lives. The way we use our time, the efforts we make, and the manner in which we do our jobs is one of them. 

We learn from Scripture that work is a part of God’s will for us. However, the view that the Bible has of work and productivity differs from the view of our modern world. Just like every part of our lives, work serves as a way to bring God glory. 

In this article, we will look at 25 Bible verses about productivity, and how God’s Word encourages you to be productive and do so in a way that brings Him glory. 

Bible Verses About Productivity 

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1. 1 Corinthians 10:31 – Do All Things For The Glory Of God 

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

2. Proverbs 14:23 – All Hard Work Brings Profit 

All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

3. Colossians 3:23-24 – You Are Working For The Lord, Not For Human Masters 

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

4. Titus 3:8 – Devote Yourself To Doing What Is Good

This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.

5. Proverbs 6:6-8 – Consider The Ways Of The Ant 

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.

6. Titus 3:14 – Do Not Live Unproductive Lives 

Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.

7. Galatians 6:9 – Do Not Become Weary In Doing Good 

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

8. Ecclesiastes 9:10 – Whatever You Do, Do It With All Your Might

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

9. Proverbs 16:2-3 – Commit Your Works To The Lord And He Will Establish Your Plans 

All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord. Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

10. 1 Peter 4:10 – Use Whatever Gift You Have Received To Serve Others 

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

11. 2 Corinthians 9:6 – Those Who Sow Generously Will Reap Generously 

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

12. Ephesians 5:15-17 – Make The Most Of Every Opportunity 

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

13. Proverbs 12:11 – Those Who Work Their Land Will Have Abundant Food

Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.

14. Philippians 2:14-15 – Do Everything Without Grumbling Or Arguing 

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.

15. Psalm 128:2 – You Will Eat The Fruit Of Your Labor 

You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.

16. Ephesians 4:28 – Do Something Useful With Your Hands 

Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

17. Proverbs 22:29 – Those Who Are Skilled In Their Work Receive Honor 

Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.

18. Matthew 25:21 – Be Faithful With What You Have Been Given

His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”

19. Acts 20:35 – By This Kind Of Hard Work We Must Help The Weak 

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive. ”

20. 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 – The One Who Is Unwilling To Work Shall Not Eat 

For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”

We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat.

21. Psalm 90:17 – May God Establish The Work Of Your Hands 

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us — yes, establish the work of our hands.

22. Proverbs 13:4 – The Desires Of The Diligent Are Fully Satisfied 

A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.

23. Colossians 3:17 – Whatever You Do, Do It All In The Name Of The Lord Jesus

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

24. Genesis 2:15 – God Put Adam In The Garden To Work It And Take Care Of It 

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

25. Matthew 25:14-30 – The Parable Of The Bags Of Gold

Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. 

Then he went on his journey. The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.

After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’

His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’

His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’

His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.

‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

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