God has been ministering to me in different graces and it has been such an encouragement. It started with hymns now different topics are dropped in my heart and i get to learn their definition and what the word of God says about it.
Today’s word is Dignity in labor. What does it mean to practice work that has dignity? Is it only about a salary and a desk? Is it where you sit or what grade you have? Let’s do more in depth review of dignity.
Simple Definition of dignity
- : a way of appearing or behaving that suggests seriousness and self-control
- : the quality of being worthy of honor or respect
Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary
Another one is as follows:-
- the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect.
“a man of dignity and unbending principle”
- a composed or serious manner or style.
“he bowed with great dignity”
- a sense of pride in oneself; self-respect.
“it was beneath his dignity to shout”
When I hear dignity meaning worth of respect; it reminds me of Medival movies of royality and nobility .i.e. Crowning and Majesty.
It sounds so mysterieos and worthy of respect.
Let’s see below what the Word of God says about Dignity for the Website.www.openbible.info/topics/dignity.
The ones that spoke out to me are italised.
Genesis 1:27 ESV / 24 helpful votes
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
1 Timothy 2:1-4 ESV / 12 helpful votes
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
John 3:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Proverbs 31:25 ESV / 10 helpful votes
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
Isaiah 50:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes
But the Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame.
Colossians 1:16-17 ESV / 7 helpful votes
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Galatians 3:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Genesis 9:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes
“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.
Psalm 16:8-11 ESV / 6 helpful votes
I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Revelation 15:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
Acts 10:43 ESV / 4 helpful votes
To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
John 13:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.
John 1:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Isaiah 9:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Exodus 3:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes
God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
Genesis 2:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Acts 16:31 ESV / 3 helpful votes
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Acts 15:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes
The apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider this matter.
Acts 10:34 ESV / 3 helpful votes
So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,
Acts 2:33 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing.
John 18:4-6 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him, came forward and said to them, “Whom do you seek?” They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am he.” Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. When Jesus said to them, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.
John 17:20-22 ESV / 3 helpful votes
“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,
John 8:58 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”
John 8:17-18 ESV / 3 helpful votes
In your Law it is written that the testimony of two people is true. I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.”
John 1:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes
No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.
John 1:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Matthew 1:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes
She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
Isaiah 43:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes
“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.
Isaiah 41:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he.
Isaiah 11:2-5 ESV / 3 helpful votes
And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear, but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins.
Psalm 45:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;
Genesis 6:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.”
Genesis 1:26 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Revelation 21:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Revelation 20:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,
Revelation 19:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes
On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.
Revelation 1:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.
Revelation 1:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Jude 1:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
2 Peter 3:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.
James 1:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.
Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 12:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes
That no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal.
Hebrews 11:17-18 ESV / 2 helpful votes
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son, of whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.”
Hebrews 11:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son,
Hebrews 10:29 ESV / 2 helpful votes
How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?
Hebrews 1:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes
He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
Hebrews 1:2-3 ESV / 2 helpful votes
But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
Titus 1:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes
This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you—
1 Timothy 2:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
Ephesians 2:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
Galatians 3:29 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.
Galatians 3:27-29 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.
2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes
In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
1 Corinthians 15:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
1 Corinthians 15:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,
1 Corinthians 10:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ.
1 Corinthians 8:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
1 Corinthians 6:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases?
Romans 13:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Romans 11:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes
“and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins.”
Romans 8:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
Romans 8:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
Romans 6:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 5:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—
Romans 4:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes
That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring—not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,
Acts 22:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’
Acts 20:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.
Acts 19:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes
On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Acts 10:38 ESV / 2 helpful votes
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
Acts 10:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort,
Acts 8:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For he had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Acts 7:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And they were carried back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham had bought for a sum of silver from the sons of Hamor in Shechem.
Acts 7:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And Jacob went down into Egypt, and he died, he and our fathers,
Acts 6:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.
Acts 3:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you.
Acts 3:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.
Acts 3:12-25 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all. …
Acts 2:24-36 ESV / 2 helpful votes
God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. For David says concerning him, “‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope. For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption. You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’ …
Acts 2:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes
“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know—
Acts 2:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
Acts 2:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes
“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams;
Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 2 helpful votes
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. …
John 20:31 ESV / 2 helpful votes
But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
John 20:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”
John 18:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes
When Jesus said to them, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.
John 17:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.
John 10:30-33 ESV / 2 helpful votes
I and the Father are one.” The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.”
John 8:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes
So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me.
John 8:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes
I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”
John 8:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
John 8:3-11 ESV / 2 helpful votes
The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” …
John 6:40-41 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”
John 6:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes
But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.”
John 5:36-38 ESV / 2 helpful votes
But the testimony that I have is greater than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about me that the Father has sent me. And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen, and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent.
John 5:31 ESV / 2 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
If I alone bear witness about myself, my testimony is not deemed true.
John 5:30 ESV / 2 helpful votes
“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.
Life is beautiful, let’s live each day as if it’s your last and enjoy your happiness now and always. You must first have a mindset of dignity and practice it and the World will sing right along with you. Don’t let the world rhythm be your heart beat but set your own tempo and enjoy the Symphony.
“Consider the postage stamp. It secures success through its ability to stick to one
thing until it gets there.” – Josh Billing
Stick to yourself, Believe in Dignity, Walk as royalty and the World will treat as one.