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To be at peace despite the chaos and business of life is such an awesome thing. Meditating on the Scriptures to press on toward the goal is something that I am currently working on. I gathered these Scriptures and want to share them here. I have listed the credit sources on the bottom. I pray these bless you and your family. Shalom and Blessings to you all <3

Love from your sister in Christ,

Mariavictoria Bennett


Colossians 3:23-24

"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."


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."

Galatians 6:9

"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up."


Psalm 128:2

"You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you."

Psalm 90:17

"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!"

Romans 12:11

"Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord."

2 Timothy 4:7

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

1 Corinthians 10:31

"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."


Proverbs 16:3

"Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established."


Proverbs 21:25

"The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor."

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."

Proverbs 14:23

"In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty."

2 Timothy 2:6

"It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops."

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."

Philippians 4:13

"I can do all things through him who strengthens me."

Psalm 128:2

You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.

Proverbs 22:29

Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

Hebrews 4:4

For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.”


Proverbs 12:11

Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.


Proverbs 12:24

The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.

Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God

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Psalm 90:17 ESV / 155 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!

Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 115 helpful votes

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Psalm 128:2 (ESV)

You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.

Colossians 3:23-24 (ESV)

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.

Proverbs 22:29 (ESV)

Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

Hebrews 4:4 (ESV)

For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.”

Proverbs 12:11(ESV)

Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.

Philippians 4:13(ESV)

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Proverbs 14:23(ESV)

In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.

Proverbs 12:24(ESV)

The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.

Colossians 3:17(ESV)

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.

1 Thessalonians 4:11(ESV)

And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you,

Proverbs 13:11(ESV)

Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

Ephesians 4:28(ESV)

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.

Ecclesiastes 9:10(ESV)

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.

Proverbs 31:19(ESV)

She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.

Hosea 14:1-9(ESV)

Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity. Take with you words and return to the Lord; say to him, “Take away all iniquity; accept what is good, and we will pay with bulls the vows of our lips. Assyria shall not save us; we will not ride on horses; and we will say no more, ‘Our God,’ to the work of our hands. In you the orphan finds mercy.” I will heal their apostasy; I will love them freely, for my anger has turned from them. I will be like the dew to Israel; he shall blossom like the lily; he shall take root like the trees of Lebanon; ...

2 Thessalonians 3:10(ESV)

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 10:4

A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Colossians 3:23

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

John 14:12

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.

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.

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.

Luke 1:37

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Deuteronomy 15:10

You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.

Genesis 2:15

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

1 Corinthians 10:31

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

Proverbs 13:4

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Ephesians 2:10

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

1 Corinthians 15:58

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.

Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Isaiah 31:3

The Egyptians are man, and not God, and their horses are flesh, and not spirit. When the Lord stretches out his hand, the helper will stumble, and he who is helped will fall, and they will all perish together.

Psalm 90:1-17

A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of man!” For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning: ...

2 Timothy 2:15

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 6:6-8

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.

Psalm 69:30

I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Exodus 20:11

For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

Proverbs 18:9

Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.

Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, ...

Psalm 134:2

Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the Lord!

Exodus 31:17

It is a sign forever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.’”

1 Corinthians 16:14

Let all that you do be done in love.

Exodus 15:6

Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power, your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.

Genesis 2:3

So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

Jeremiah 32:17

‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.

Isaiah 64:8

But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.

Proverbs 19:15

Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.

1 Peter 3:13

Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?

Acts 20:35

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.’”

John 5:17

But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.”

Luke 4:40

Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them.

Matthew 28:19-20

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 11:28

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 68:4

Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the Lord; exult before him!

2 John 1:8

Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.

1 Timothy 4:14

Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you.

1 Timothy 2:8

I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;

2 Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

Acts 11:21

And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord.

Isaiah 48:13

My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand forth together.

Psalm 68:5

Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.

Psalm 27:4

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.

Genesis 2:2

And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done.

John 6:27

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.”

Lamentations 2:19

“Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the night watches! Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord! Lift your hands to him for the lives of your children, who faint for hunger at the head of every street.”

Isaiah 49:16

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

Ecclesiastes 4:9

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God's gift to man.

Psalm 27:10

For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.

Psalm 18:23

I was blameless before him, and I kept myself from my guilt.

Psalm 4:6

There are many who say, “Who will show us some good? Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!”

Deuteronomy 17:16

Only he must not acquire many horses for himself or cause the people to return to Egypt in order to acquire many horses, since the Lord has said to you, ‘You shall never return that way again.’

James 4:8

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Matthew 6:26 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Isaiah 31:1

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or consult the Lord!

Isaiah 20:5

Then they shall be dismayed and ashamed because of Cush their hope and of Egypt their boast.

Hebrews 13:15

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

Hebrews 4:9-10

So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.

1 Timothy 5:22

Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure.

2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 ESV / 8 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. 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.

Colossians 3:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

1 Corinthians 4:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure;

Acts 20:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Ecclesiastes 5:18

Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot.

Ecclesiastes 4:4

Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man's envy of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Psalm 118:16

The right hand of the Lord exalts, the right hand of the Lord does valiantly!”

Job 17:9

Yet the righteous holds to his way, and he who has clean hands grows stronger and stronger.

Revelation 1:17

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last,

Psalm 19:1

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Deuteronomy 24:14

“You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your brothers or one of the sojourners who are in your land within your towns.

Deuteronomy 14:29

And the Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance with you, and the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your towns, shall come and eat and be filled, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands that you do.

Deuteronomy 7:8

But it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Numbers 27:18

So the Lord said to Moses, “Take Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay your hand on him.

Revelation 1:1-20

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, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Ephesians 5:16

Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

Leviticus 24:14

“Bring out of the camp the one who cursed, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.

Ephesians 2:7

So that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.


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