Working for the Lord

Most of us don’t live as though we’re working for Jesus.

Sure, in the back of our minds, we know that Jesus is our ultimate Employer; but that realization doesn’t often run through our thoughts. But when it does–when we recognize that Jesus is our Master and glorifying Him is our primary motivation, our work, regardless of what we do, becomes an act of worship.[1]

In Ephesians 6:5-7, the Apostle Paul tells us to work “with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ… Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people.”

In Colossians 3:22-24, Paul tells us to work “with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord… Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters… It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

Let us learn to approach our work–all forms of it–as though we’re tangibly serving Jesus.

Praying with you that God will teach me, teach us, to work this way!

Grace & Peace,

Gabe

[1] Sebastian Treaeger & Greg Gilbert, The Gospel at Work: How Working for King Jesus GIves Purpose and Meaning to Our Jobs (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013).

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