Bible Verses

“Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.”– Proverbs 12:11

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

“Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load.” – Galatians 6:4-5

“Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him, God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” – John 6:27

Christian Bible Lesson Overview

The Bible tells us that it is critical to not be lazy.  It is important to understand the best way that you can contribute to yourself, your family, your friends, and needy people is to work, not to fantasize about what you wish you had.  Carrying your own load means accomplishing something that advances your life in a positive direction, supports your family, and helps needy people.  It is important to spend a significant amount of time supporting yourself and those around you.

Do not sit back and depend on other people to support you. If you believe in the Bible, then you know that you are expected to make a good effort to work toward advancing the values outlined in the Bible.

Christian Bible Lesson for Today

Monthly Meeting

Bill worked in a large warehouse with a team of people who collected packing lists from a central computer.  Then they used a cart to collect inventory items from the bin locations in the warehouse.  Once they collect all the inventory items listed on the order, they walk the cart to the shipping station and process the order for shipment.

Bill generally took his time putting the inventory items on his cart and he would make several trips to the restroom during his shift.  He felt there was no reason to work faster because then he would have to process more orders.  When fellow workers had challenges with finding inventory items, Bill would avoid them so he did not have to spend time with inventory issues.

The other workers in the warehouse noticed how slowly Bill worked and that he did not help them.  During the next monthly warehouse meeting, the director displayed a list of the warehouse workers in order of how many inventory items they processed.  Bill was at the bottom of the list.  The director told him if he did not improve, he would be terminated. 

The next day Bill began working much faster.  However, one of his orders had inventory items he could not find.  He tried to get help from the other workers, but most of them avoided him because of the way he treated them in the past.  One worker did show him where the missing items were.  Bill was so grateful.  He completed a much more productive day than previously. 

Bill thought about the worker that helped him even though it took time from that worker’s productivity.  He realized that it was important to do all his work and help other people. 

Christian Bible Lesson Summary

It is always important to work hard, complete more than is expected, and help other people.  You never know when you will need help from someone.

Published by Jim Brandt

Jim Brandt was an all-conference college football player and served as a Marine Corps pilot during the Vietnam War. He also started a software company and served as an executive for the fifth-largest bank in the United States. Brandt won the Democratic party nomination for Congress twice. He is married and has three children.