Category Archives: Bible Quotes

Bible Quotes – Cultivating a Grateful Heart

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15 NIV Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever - Psalm 107:1 NLT Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High - Psalm 50:14 NLT Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name - Psalm 100:1-4 NLT
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Bible Quotes – Rejecting Dishonest Gains

The Lord detests the use of dishonest scales, but he delights in accurate weights - Proverbs 11:1 NLT Moses said to Israel: Don't try to cheat people by having two sets of weights or measures, one to get more when you are buying, and the other to give less when you are selling. If you weigh and measure things honestly, the Lord your God will let you enjoy a long life in the land he is giving you. But the Lord is disgusted with anyone who cheats or is dishonest - Deuteronomy 25:13-16 CEV "Do you expect me to overlook obscene wealth you've piled up by cheating and fraud? Do you think I'll tolerate shady deals and shifty scheming? I'm tired of the violent rich bullying their way with bluffs and lies. I'm fed up. Beginning now, you're finished. You'll pay for sins down to your last cent. No matter how much you get, it will never be enough - hollow stomachs, empty hearts. No matter how hard you work, you'll have nothing to show for it - bankrupt lives, wasted souls." - Micah 6:10-14 MSG
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Bible Quotes – Finding Contentment

"So do not worry , saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:31-34 NIV Yes, we should make the most of what God gives, both the bounty and the capacity to enjoy it, accepting what's given and delighting in the work. It's God's gift! Ecclesiastes 5:19 MSG O God, I beg two favors from you; let me have them before I die. First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, "Who is the Lord?" And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God's holy name. Proverbs 30:7-9 NLT Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don't worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. It is better to be godly and have little than to be evil and rich. Psalm 37:7, 16 NLT A stingy man is eager to get rich and is unaware that poverty awaits him. Proverbs 28:22 NIV Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7 NIV But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1 Timothy 6:8 NIV I'm glad in God, far happier than you would ever guess - happy that you're again showing such strong concern for me. Not that you ever quit praying and thinking about me. You just had no chance to show it. Actually, I don't have a sense of needing anything personally. I've learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I'm just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I've found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am...You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus. Our God and Father abounds in glory that just pours out into eternity. Yes. Philippians 4:10-13, 19-20 MSG
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Bible Quotes – Avoiding Laziness

Laziness leads to poverty; hard work makes you rich - Proverbs 10:4 CEV Now we learn that some of you just loaf around and won't do any work, except the work of a busybody. So, for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ, we ask and beg these people to settle down and start working for a living - 2 Thessalonians 3:11-12 CEV Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper - Proverbs 13:4 NLT In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you, nor did we eat anyone's food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to make ourselves a model for you to follow - 2 Thessalonians 3:6-9 NIV I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense, and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man - Proverbs 24:30-34 ESV Lazy people take food in their hand but don't even lift it to their mouth - Proverbs 19:24 NLT The desire of the lazy man kills him, for his hands refuse to labor - Proverbs 21:25 NKJV Lazy people sleep soundly, but idleness leaves them hungry - Proverbs 19:15 NLT
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Bible Quotes – Benefiting From Hard Work

Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty! - Proverbs 14:23 NLT Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men - Colossians 3:23 NIV Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom - Ecclesiastes 9:10 NIV He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lack judgment - Proverbs 12:11 NIV Work hard, and you will have a lot of food; waste time, and you will have a lot of trouble - Proverbs 28:19 CEV 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 Thessalonians 4:11-12 NIV
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Bible Quotes – Realizing God Entrusts You

But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today - Deutoronomy 8:18 NIV You put us in charge of your handcrafted world, repeated to us your Genesis-charge, made us lords of sheep and cattle, even animals out in the wild, birds flying and fish swimming, whales singing in the ocean deeps. God, brilliant Lord, your name echoes around the world - Psalm 8:6-9 MSG And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes." - Luke 12:42-43 ESV Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy - 1 Corinthians 4:2 ESV Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms - 1 Peter 4:10 NIV Look here, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit." How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog - it is here a little while, then it is gone.What you ought to say is, "If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that." Otherwise, you are boasting about your own plans, and all such boasting is evil - James 4:13-16 NLT "Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone. He gave five bags of silver to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the last - dividing it in proportion to their abilities. He then left on his trip. "The servant who received the five bags of silver began to invest the money and earned five more. The servant with two bags of silver also went to work and earned two more. But the servant who received the one bag of silver dug a hole in the ground and hid the master's money. "After a long time their master returned from his trip and called them to give an account of how they had used his money. The servant to whom he had entrusted the five bags of silver came forward with five more and said, 'Master, you gave me five bags of silver to invest, and I have earned five more.' "The master was full of praise. 'Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!' "The servant who had received the two bags of silver came forward and said, 'Master, you gave me two bags of silver to invest, and I have earned two more.' "The master said, 'Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!' "Then the servant with the one bag of silver came and said, 'Master, I knew you were a harsh man, harvesting crops you didn't plant and gathering crops you didn't cultivate. I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.' "But, the master replied, 'You wicked and lazy servant! If you knew I harvested crops I didn't plant and gathered crops I didn't cultivate, why didn't you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.' "Then, he ordered, 'Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one with the ten bags of silver. To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.'" - Matthew 25:14-29 NLT
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