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God and your work (2)

29 December 2023 ‘Those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.’ 1 Corinthians 4:2 NIV

Most adults spend about half their waking lives at work. Your work is a huge part of God’s plan for your life. He designed a specific vocation just for you in which you should find personal fulfilment, meet the needs of yourself and the family you build, and help to maintain His purposes in the earth. The fourth commandment covers all seven days of the week, not just the Sabbath. ‘Six days you shall labour and do all your work…for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth’ (Exodus 20: 9,11 NIVUK). Sometimes you hear sermons designed to make you feel guilty about not keeping the Sabbath, but have you ever heard a sermon designed to make you feel guilty about not honouring the working week? The point is that just as God made and loves the Sabbath, He also made and loves work. The Bible says, ‘The kingdom of God is in your midst’ (Luke 17:21 NIV). Whatever job you hold, you’re required to demonstrate integrity in the workplace. It’s embarrassing when nonbelievers say, ‘I’ll never do business with a Christian again.’ The Bible says, ‘O Lord…how excellent is thy name in all the earth!’ (Psalm 8:1 KJV). You should strive to be ‘excellent’ in your work. Lateness, time wasting, messing around, getting involved in gossip, flirting, speaking badly about other people you work with – these things should have no place in your life. The Bible says, ‘It is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.’ You should go to work praying, ‘Lord, today I want to do a good job and bring honour to Your name, so people get a glimpse of You through my attitude and commitment.’


Changing how you pray Wednesday 28 February
Hope for the future Tuesday 27 February
Try to be more flexible Monday 26 February
Armed for spiritual warfare (3) Sunday 25 February
Armed for spiritual warfare (2) Saturday 24 February
Armed for spiritual warfare (1) Friday 23 February
Don’t doubt God Thursday 22 February

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