Theme of the Week: All Things New: New Perspectives
Bible Verse: “God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth.’” Genesis 1:28
Scripture Reading: Genesis 1:26-31
Work isn’t something we have to do. Work is part of what it means to be human. God put humans on the earth, not only to have more children but also to bring order to the world’s chaos and use its resources to help life flourish on the earth.
All good work brings order to chaos and uses resources to help others flourish. When we do work like this, we do work that matters to God. Those of us who follow Jesus not only get to do this work, but to do it “as unto the Lord” (Colossians 3:23).
If you work 40 hours a week for 40 years, you’ll work over 80,000 hours in your life. Every one of those hours is an opportunity to bring order to this world, to use resources so that others can flourish, and to glorify God.
“Our daily work can be a calling only if it is reconceived as God’s assignment to serve others,” says Tim Keller. “And that is exactly how the Bible teaches us to view work.”
Glorify God and serve others in your work, whatever your job happens to be.
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