Thursday, July 18, 2013

Does The Bible Teach I Should Work Hard If The Job Stinks?

Should we work hard only when it suites us? If we have a dream job should we work hard then, but if the job really stinks should we only do enough to get by?

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Colossians 3:23- 24.

It makes no difference according to the Bible if you job is nice or nasty; it is the same. Whatever means everything, in all cases, or regardless of circumstances.

If you have a good job or a bad one you should give it all you got, not just enough to get by. If you call God your God and Jesus your Savor you should be the top worker no matter how bad the job is.

God is in charge of all things so he is in control of your bad job as well as the good things in your life. It is an affront to his providence to say, "This job is bad so I will cut corners and do as little as possible." He gave the job not the person who held the interview. He has a purpose.

Our attitude should be not that we are working for mere pay that perishes with the use of it but that we are doing something the King of the universe has honored us by asking us to do it.

A paycheck is something we earn; it is predictable and often too small. God does not give paychecks he gives an inheritance. His reward for those things done in his name and unto him is far better than any earnings a job can give us.

Whatever our job is we should see it as something we are doing for God, and do it in a way that is worthy of God.