This is a common phrase we say in America, but it’s a true statement. Hard work does pay off, and Scripture proves that in (Galatians 6:8) where it talks about reaping what you sow. In most cases, it’s used in a negative context, but can be used in a positive context as well. Reaping what you sow means you get what you put in. If you’re a slack worker, you get a slack reward. If you are a good worker, you get a good reward.
Hard work doesn’t always guarantee success in every situation but does make life more fulfilling in the long run versus being lazy.
“The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.”
– Proverbs 13:4 [ESV]