Ex. 20:9,10  Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant…

Deut. 16:15  …For the Lord your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete.

Deut. 24:14,15  Do not take advantage of a hired man who is poor and needy, whether he is a brother Israelite or an alien living in one of your towns.  15 Pay him his wages...

Deut. 28:12  The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.

Deut. 33:11  Bless all his skills, O Lord, and be pleased with the work of his hands.

2 Chron. 15:7  But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.

Psa. 90:17  May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us-- yes, establish the work of our hands.

Psa. 128:2  You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.

Prov. 4:7,8 (NKJ)  Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. 8 Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her.

Prov. 10:4  Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.

Prov. 12:11  He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.

Prov. 22:29  Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.

Prov. 28:19  He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.

Eccl. 3:13  That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil (work) --this is the gift of God.

Eccl. 3:22  So I saw that there is nothing better for a man than to enjoy his work, because that is his lot…

Eccl. 9:10  Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…

Jer. 29:11  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Acts 20:35  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.”

Rom. 4:4  Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation.

Rom. 12:6-8  We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith.  7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach;  8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

Rom. 12:11  Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

2 Cor. 9:8  And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

Eph. 1:18  I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

Eph. 2:10  For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Col. 1:9,10  For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,

1 Thess. 4:11,12  Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

1 Tim. 5:18  For the Scripture says, “Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.”

Titus 3:14  Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives.

1 Pet. 4:10,11  Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.  11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

“Father, you said that I am created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for me to do, and that to enjoy and find satisfaction in one’s work is the gift of God.  So I ask you now, in Jesus’ Name, to bring me to, and bring to me, the perfect job for me, with the best pay, the best location, and with the best people.  I ask you to establish and bless the work of my hands.  I ask you to prosper me in all the work that I do for your glory, in Jesus’ Name, and I believe I receive it now!  Thank you, Lord!”

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