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Weekly Bible Verse – Satisfaction through Hard Work

November 23, 2009 · Filed Under Weekly Bible Verse · Comments 

Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper and be satisfied.  Proverbs 13:4 (NLT)

If you remember last week’s verse, you can see that we’re hitting on a common theme – working hard steadily over time will lead to prosperity and satisfying your needs and desires.

In this verse we see that both people who are lazy and those who exert themselves have wants and needs, but only “those who word hard” will be satisfied.  Not only that, those who work had will, in fact, prosper.  Look, I know it’s not nearly as easy as being lazy, but if you want to prosper, if you want to be satisfied, it looks like you’re going to have to work hard for it.

Combine the last two verses together and you see that we should forget about being lazy and/or trying get-rich-schemes to reach our goals.  Instead, we should take a disciplined approach to our work to earn some money and work hard to be wise with that money and save and invest some of it.  Over time that will grow into some wealth that we can use to support our family and help others.

And don’t forget the significance of the final phrase in this verse – “be satisfied.”  Isn’t that what we’re all really looking for – to reach a level of satisfaction with our lives?  Some extremely wealthy people are miserable in their lives while others who seem dirt poor might be completely satisfied with theirs.  There’s more to life that how big your net worth is.

God bless, Happy Thanksgiving, and have a great week…

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8 Responses to “Weekly Bible Verse – Satisfaction through Hard Work”

  1. Tanner Cannon on January 14th, 2011 3:21 am

    Thank you guys for posting this verse, it really hit hard this week.

  2. Susan Gray on August 21st, 2011 11:19 pm

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  3. Biblical Quotes on August 26th, 2011 11:53 pm

    Great verse. The practical wisdom of Proverbs sometimes overlooked. I always say: good things come to those who work.

  4. Ray on August 30th, 2011 12:59 am

    I Timothy 6:6-10 “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” Says it all really!

    I will add that rich or poor, happiness is found in serving and loving the King by co-operating with the Holy Spirit to build the Kingdom of God.

  5. Piano Lessons on October 14th, 2011 2:43 pm

    Thank you for this precious lesson. I am preparing a message on the importance of hard-working to share with our elementary kids.

    Young people nowadays overlooked this virtue. Many like to achieve goals without working hard it just does not work this way.

    Many excellent pianists spent hours in practice in order to perform well. Much of the practice were spent behind the curtain..but it paid off.

  6. Terry on November 17th, 2011 2:51 pm

    We need to hear this verse now more than ever. The concept of hard work has been replace by playing video games on the floor and not moving.

  7. Venus on February 18th, 2012 3:35 am

    Been very lazy these past few days and this Bible verse gives me inspiration to follow my dreams. Thank you so much!

  8. Wannabe on March 12th, 2012 7:15 am

    Have been procrastinating for too long and had a chat with a good friend regarding working hard and providing for oneself. This message has just reinforced what we discussed. Thank you very much.

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