Work Ethic

We believe it is important to teach our children good work ethic.  No matter what you do in life there will always be work to do.  One of the best things we can do for our children is to teach them to do their work quickly, correctly, and joyfully as to the Lord.

Work Ethic- God wants us to complete our work in a timely manner and with a good attitude as if we are completing all of our work for Him.

What does good work ethic look like?
Beginning on time, working when you are supposed to be working, doing your best, having a good attitude, and completing work on time

What does poor work ethic look like?
Being late, being distracted, doing non-work things when you should be working, not trying your best, having a poor attitude, waiting till last minute, and not completing your work on time

Bible Verses About Work

Psalm 90:17
“And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us,
And establish the work of our hands for us;
Yes, establish the work of our hands.”

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

Proverbs 14:23
“All hard work brings a profit,
but mere talk leads only to poverty.”

Ecclesiastes 3:22
” So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them?”

John 6:27
“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.”

Colossians 3:23
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters”

2 Thessalonians 3:10
“For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.””

Poems and Quotes
Here is a list of some of the poems (and my favorite line) and quotes you can use to teach your kids about work.

“Work While You Work” from McGuffey’s Primer
“Things done by halves are not done right.”

“Mr. Meant-To”
“Mr. Meant-To has a comrade, and his name is Didn’t-Do;”

“Work while it is called today, for you know not how much you may be hindered tomorrow.  One today is worth two tomorrows; never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.”
-Benjamin Franklin

“What Have We Done Today” by Nixon Waterman
“We shall do much in the years to come , but what have we done today?”

“True Nobility” by Edgar Guest
“For great and low there’s but one test: ’tis that each man shall do his best.”

“Success” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.”

“A Psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Act–act in the living Present!  Heart within, and God o’erhead!”

From around the web-
Focus on the Family- Nurturing a Biblical Work Ethic in Children
Teaching Values- A Work Ethic

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