Faith & Work
Today's devotional thought has been provided by Dale Jenkins. Dale is the Pulpit Minister at the Spring Meadows Church of Christ in Spring Hill, Tennessee. You can learn more about Dale on the Spring Meadows website or http://www.thejenkinsinstitute.com.
Faith and Work...
Some say that “work” is rather evil, a part of “The Fall” but they are wrong. In the garden before sin God gave Adam work. Work has been a part of our existence since man began. Complicated, frustrating, unrewarding work - now those grew out of man’s sin (Genesis 3:15-17).
For some it might provide a spark to shift your view of the value of your work. Rather than the daily grind, being on the treadmill, passing time, toiling away, your place in the rat race see the value of work in light of faith. Faithful people work (2 Thessalonians 3:10-12). Our work mirrors God (Exodus 20:9-11;). It keeps us from becoming what God does not want us to be. It provides us an opportunity to help those in need (Ephesians 4:28). And it opens doors to share our faith with others (Colossians 3:22-25).
I don’t know what work you might “go to” today but if possible do work you love. Do work that is rewarding. Do work that provides an opportunity to highlight your faith in God. Do work that serves God as it serves others.