The Work Ethic

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The way we do our work provides the best reflection of our commitment to serve the Lord in a real, physical way.

“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men; knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.” (Colossians 3:23-24)

In addition to supplying our physical needs, work plays a very important role in our spiritual lives. It provides the opportunity to put into practice spiritual principles that would otherwise be mere academics.

A Christian can study every passage in the Bible dealing with serving others and read every biography of those who were noted servants, such as George Mueller, and still not really understand the principle of surrendering rights.

The way we do our work provides the best exterior reflection of our commitment to serve the Lord in a real, physical way. It doesn’t matter whether that work is in the home, on an assembly line, or in a corporate office.

Our true Christian beliefs will be reflected in our work situation, as we interface with others, more than in any other environment outside the immediate family relationships.

In his second inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln said, “With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in.”

Do you do all your work heartily and “as unto the Lord”? If not, what changes could you make?

Daily Scripture Reading: Job 35 - 37

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