Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | August 26, 2020

Labor in the Bible Quiz

(3 Minute Read. 26Aug2020)

Labor Day is a day when we honor and celebrate work and laborers. It is the first Monday in September and became a federal holiday in 1894.

This year Labor Day is September 7, 2020. It is a day to give special thanks to God for the jobs He gives us to provide for our needs and families. It is a day to commemorate the various fields of labor and work that Yahweh gives people to support their families and society.

Here is a quiz I put together on Labor in the Bible. All the answers are in the Bible, but the answers will also appear in next Wednesday’s blog post
Answers to Labor in the Bible Quiz
preceding Labor Day.

Some of these quiz questions are easy and some are hard, but all are intriguing. And all prompt reflection on the Scriptural context of each job or laborer. Try to answer first without using the Bible. Enjoy!

15 Quiz Questions on Labor in the Bible

1. In which Bible passage are people literally commanded to work?
A. Ten Commandments
B. Sermon on the Mount
C. Olivet Discourse
D. The Great Commission

2. Why are believers commanded to “be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord” in the Bible?
A. Because people need to be saved.
B. Because heaven’s rewards are based on earth’s works.
C. Because laziness is a sin.
D. Because your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

3. What is the world’s oldest profession?
A. Musician
B. Gardener/Farmer/Shepherd
C. Blacksmith
D. Shipbuilder

4. Who was the first blacksmith?
A. Obed-edom
B. Ish-bosheth
C. Tubal-cain
D. Ebed-melech

5. For a work of God, what blind man said to a boy, “Let me feel the pillars on which the house rests, that I may lean against them”?
A. Bartimaeus
B. Samson
C. Job
D. Ezekiel

6. Whose great work of his life was building a wall?
A. David
B. Solomon
C. Hezekiah
D. Nehemiah

7. What creature is held up in the Bible as an industrious example to emulate?
A. Grasshopper
B. Honeybee
C. Ant
D. Ox

8. What job did Jesus’ adoptive father Joseph perform in order to support his family?
A. Shepherd
B. Carpenter
C. Fisherman
D. Farmer

9. What was Jesus’ work before He began His preaching ministry?
A. Rabbi
B. Carpenter
C. Fisherman
D. Shepherd

10. Who indignantly said, “There are six days in which work should be done; so come during them and get healed, and not on the Sabbath day.”?
A. Jairus
B. Caiaphas
C. Nicodemus
D. A synagogue official

11. What did Jesus specifically label as “the work of God”?
A. Feeding the hungry
B. Believing in Jesus
C. Visiting the sick
D. Reading the Bible and praying

12. What was Paul’s trade?
A. Sailor
B. Fisherman
C. Tentmaker
D. Carpenter

13. In what city did Paul say that he did not eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship he kept working night and day so that he would not be a burden to anyone?
A. Ephesus
B. Colossae
C. Philippi
D. Thessalonica

14. Who gave the command, “If anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat”?
A. Pharaoh
B. Moses
C. Peter
D. Paul

15. What does the Bible say as to how you are supposed to do your work?
A. Enthusiastically for your boss
B. Heartily as for the Lord rather than for men
C. Commensurate with your pay
D. Well enough to keep your job

Permission to Use

In the past, some readers have asked permission to use my quizzes with Sunday Schools, Bible study groups, or other applications. I give permission for such use provided the source website is included. For this quiz, please credit the quiz to the Bible-Science Guy Blog at Labor in the Bible Quiz

Click Bible-Science Guy Quizzes for a complete list of links to all my quizzes.

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Questions to Ponder

1. What inner conviction is nudging you about the Bible’s messages regarding work? Will you take action today?
2. How can you be supportive of someone who is physically unable to work, when Labor Day may be a difficult time?
3. Which quiz question was hardest for you? Which was easiest?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

For Christ and His Kingdom. Soli Deo Gloria. Alere Flammam Veritatis.

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Answers to Labor in the Bible Quiz

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Wednesday August 26, 2020 A.D.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and made it holy. (Exodus 20:8-11)

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