But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.”
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
Ephesians 5:15 – 16 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
Rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man.
Philippians 2:14, 15 Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.
Knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
1 Corinthians 4:12 And we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure;
1 Corinthians 15:18
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Thessalonians 4:11, 12 And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.
2 Thessalonians 3:10 – 12 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.
1 Timothy 5:8
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops.
I hope these verses have inspired you as they have me. God Bless You All.