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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Work Principles

Consider these three Biblical principles for Christians to work by:

Principle #1: Concentrate on the eternal and you won’t need to worry about how much you can get or keep in this life.
God warns us of the peril of wealth. I Timothy 6:6-10 . But godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.  But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.  Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. This realization can lead to a revelation to all you do.

Principle #2: Don’t be greedy. You can be much happier if you don’t have to own everything you see, and know - people are more important than property. Remember nothing in the world is worthy of the love we should have for Jesus Christ. I John 2:15. "Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him."

Principle #3: - Love one another. People are so important, it is vital we treat them right. Jesus commanded in Matthew 7:12: "do to others what you would have them do to you"

Does the world see Jesus when they look at us?

To the extent we carry our Christian principles into the work and social world it becomes a Christian ministry. This gives work and life new meaning and dignity. Not just Sunday but Monday thru Saturday as well.


Be Jesus in your workplace, community, schools, and everywhere you go. Amen?