Workplace Scripture

New International Version Translation


Below I have included a list of verses that I keep in my office -- things that remind me what's expected of a Christian in the workplace. I shared this list with my class one Sunday as part of a discussion regarding what the Bible says about Christians and their responsibilities at work. The verses are grouped in several different subject areas for reference.

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  1. Anger
    1. James 1:19-20
      1. My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
  2. Fairness
    1. Colossians 4:1
      1. Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.
  3. Honesty/Integrity
    1. Deuteronomy 25:15
      1. You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
    2. 1 Chronicles 29:17
      1. I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things have I given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.
    3. Proverbs 16:11
      1. Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.
    4. Proverbs 16:13
      1. Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth.
  4. Respect
    1. Romans 12:3
      1. For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.
  5. Speech
    1. Ephesians 4:29
      1. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Yours in Christ