There are many ways to work for God, but all of them can be summed up by one thing: being on the Lord’s side. If we want to maximize our impact in this world, we must say no to the other things that own our time and attention—things like work, school, sports, hobbies, and even relationships—and say yes to holiness.
There are many bible verses about working for God. You can choose to take up a job that you find worthwhile, just as long as you know that it is written in the bible that you should only be doing work that will attract goodness and blessing into your life.Loving God means being faithful to his commands, regardless of the cost. Here are some Bible verses about working for God and what it looks like to be faithful in all areas of life.
Making a decision to follow Jesus can have a big impact on your life. When you make a commitment to Him, you will be changed, and your life will never be the same. The same can happen if you decide that you want to work for God. If you believe in what He has said in His Word, that He created you and loves you, then choosing to work for Him should not be difficult at all.
Working For God
Colossians 3:23 ESV / 211 helpful votes
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 180 helpful votes
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.
Colossians 3:23-24 ESV / 171 helpful votes
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.
John 5:17 ESV / 164 helpful votes
But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.”
Proverbs 14:23 ESV / 153 helpful votes
In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.
Luke 1:37 ESV / 149 helpful votes
For nothing will be impossible with God.”
2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 147 helpful votes
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 144 helpful votes
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
Genesis 2:15 ESV / 144 helpful votes
The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
Psalm 90:17 ESV / 140 helpful votes
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!
Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 136 helpful votes
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
2 Thessalonians 3:10 ESV / 115 helpful votes
For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.
Proverbs 12:24 ESV / 114 helpful votes
The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.
1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 113 helpful votes
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.
Ephesians 4:28 ESV / 112 helpful votes
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.
1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 109 helpful votes
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Philippians 4:13 ESV / 102 helpful votes
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
1 Corinthians 3:9 ESV / 102 helpful votes
For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 97 helpful votes
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Proverbs 13:4 ESV / 95 helpful votes
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 92 helpful votes
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.
Philippians 2:12-16 ESV / 90 helpful votes
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. 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, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.
Colossians 3:17 ESV / 88 helpful votes
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.
Revelation 1:1 ESV / 87 helpful votes
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
John 6:27 ESV / 87 helpful votes
Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”
Proverbs 18:9 ESV / 87 helpful votes
Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.
Colossians 3:24 ESV / 84 helpful votes
Knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
Proverbs 12:11 ESV / 83 helpful votes
Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.
Acts 20:35 ESV / 82 helpful votes
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.’”
Hebrews 6:10 ESV / 80 helpful votes
For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.
Galatians 6:9 ESV / 74 helpful votes
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Titus 2:7-8 ESV / 73 helpful votes
Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.
2 Timothy 2:6 ESV / 68 helpful votes
It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops.
Philippians 2:13 ESV / 66 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.