30 Important Bible Verses About Retirement

Retirement marks a transition to a new season of life, offering opportunities for rest, reflection, and service. Explore verses that encourage retirees to embrace this chapter with gratitude, purpose, and continued devotion to God’s work.

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Bible Verses About Retirement

Proverbs 13:22 – Leaving an Inheritance

A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.

Proverbs 15:22 – Seeking Wise Counsel

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, they succeed.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 – A Time for Everything

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.

Matthew 6:19-21 – Treasures in Heaven

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 25:14-30 – The Parable of the Talents

For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and he went on his journey. Immediately the one who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents. In the same manner, the one who had received the two talents gained two more. But he who received the one talent went away, and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. Now after a long time the master of those slaves *came and *settled accounts with them. The one who had received the five talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, ‘Master, you entrusted five talents to me. See, I have gained five more talents.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ Also the one who had received the two talents came up and said, ‘Master, you entrusted two talents to me. See, I have gained two more talents.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ And the one also who had received the one talent came up and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow and gathering where you scattered no seed. And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’ But his master answered and said to him, ‘You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I scattered no seed. Then you ought to have put my money in the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my money back with interest. Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.’ For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 28:19-20 – The Great Commission

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

Luke 12:15 – Avoiding Greed

Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

Luke 14:28 – Counting the Cost

Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?

John 14:2-3 – Preparing a Place

My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

Acts 20:35 – Giving More than Receiving

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Romans 12:11 – Serving the Lord

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

Romans 12:13 – Sharing with Others

Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Romans 15:1-2 – Bearing with Others

We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.

1 Corinthians 3:10 – Building on the Foundation

By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care.

1 Corinthians 4:2 – Stewardship of God’s Mysteries

Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.

1 Corinthians 10:31 – Bringing Glory to God

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 12:4-6 – Different Gifts, Same Spirit

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 – Giving Cheerfully

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 – God’s Power in Weakness

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Galatians 5:13 – Serve One Another

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

Ephesians 4:28 – Working and Sharing

Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

Philippians 2:3-4 – Considering Others

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Colossians 3:23 – Work Wholeheartedly

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

1 Timothy 5:8 – Providing for Family

Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 – Wealth and Generosity

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way, they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

Hebrews 6:10 – God is Just

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

Hebrews 11:6 – Faith and Pleasing God

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

James 2:14-17 – Faith and Works

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

1 Peter 4:10 – Using Gifts to Serve Others

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 5:2-4 – Leading by Example

Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.

1 John 3:17-18 – Love and Action

If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

1 John 4:19 – Loving God

We love because he first loved us.

James 1:5 – Seeking Wisdom

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Proverbs 16:3 – Committing Plans to the Lord

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

Proverbs 22:1 – A Good Name

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

Psalm 90:12 – Numbering Our Days

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 127:2 – God Provides

In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.

Matthew 6:33 – Seeking God First

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

John 6:27 – Working for Eternal Food

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.

Philippians 4:19 – God’s Provision

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 2:6 – Working Hard like a Farmer

The hardworking farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops.

3 John 1:2 – Prosperity and Good Health

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. My personal commentary may be diverse, so I will not provide it here.

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