Verses about Wealth, Work and Wisdom

The books of the Bible known as books of Poetry, or wisdom books, have many references to wealth, work, riches, and even laziness. In my Junior High Sunday School class today, we discussed several of them. Here are some that will make you think:

  • Proverbs 14:22 (NIV) – All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk only leads to poverty. – Great ideas are only helpful if you act on them. Talking about an idea is important, but it is more important to get started. Is there something that you need to start on today?
  • Proverbs 22:29 (NIV) – Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; They will not serve before officials of low rank. – Find that thing that you were meant to do. Find the skill in which you are most competent. This is that inward look that you need to take in order to be the most successful. Get some feedback from trusted friends or take a personality test, like the ones you can find at 48 Days Profiles. If you work in the area of your greatest skill, you have the greatest opportunity to contribute to your world socially and financially.
  • Proverbs 10:4 (NIV) – Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth. – How much time do you spend on the couch, in front of the television, playing games, or reading novels compared with developing your hobby, reading a self-help book, reading Proverbs or tackling a new business idea? Dave Ramsey always says that “there is one place that anyone who is broke should, and that is TO WORK!” Hopefully since you are on this website, this does not describe you.

The Bible says much about wealth and money. It is worth pursuing for the right reasons. There are also great principles about business, work and pursuing the gifts you have been given. I trust you will use it to find the thing that you were meant to do!

About The Author

Duane Rockensock

Duane (Rocky) Rockensock is a husband, a dad, and the National Reconditioning Manager for AmeriGas Propane. Since he was a teenager, Duane has loved hearing the stories of how people have started creative businesses or found ways to use their talents to accomplish amazing things. For that reason he started this blog to encourage teens and adults to find their purpose and to provide the tools and resources to make that happen!