Embedding Faith’s Roots Into Your Work

Embedding Faith’s Roots Into Your Work August 25, 2015

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No matter what your profession or occupation – whether you’re a parent, a bus driver, an artist or an engineer – God cares about your work. After more than 5 years working with the Theology of Work Project, business executive Andy Mills developed the following perspective on what the Bible says about work. These 9 points provide a practical foundation for Christians asking what the Bible says about how we should approach our work.

  1. God created all things, and even though creation has become fallen, God will restore it to perfection.

Explore this idea further: Genesis 1Genesis 2Isaiah 65Revelation 21:1-22:5

  1. Our work in every sphere matters to God now and eternally.

Explore this idea further: Genesis 1:27Genesis 2:5 & 2:15Isaiah 65:21-23Ephesians 2:10Revelation 21:24-27

  1. God calls people to every kind of legitimate work and gives us skills and talents to fulfill the work.

Explore this idea further: Exodus 31:1-5Romans 12: 6-81 Corinthians 12:28Ephesians 4:11-16Matthew 25:14-30

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    We are responsible for the quality, character and ethics of our work and for our faithfulness to God.

Explore this idea further: Matthew 25:21Colossians 3:23-241 Corinthians 3:10-15 & 15:58Jeremiah 17:10Matthew 16:27Revelation 22:122 Thessalonians 1:11;  Ezekiel 36:30

  1. We are meant to work yoked to Christ, following his morals, treating others fairly, and loving all people.

Explore this idea further: 2 Corinthians 6:14-15Matthew 11:29-30Psalm 89:14Exodus 20:2-17Mark 12:31Matthew 25:35-36

  1. Our work should be centered on service to others, no matter what our work or role is.

Explore this idea further: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21Mark 12:31Matthew 7:12Philippians 2:3-4;  Galatians 5:131 Peter 4:10Romans 12:16Matthew 5:13-141 Peter 3:152 Corinthians 5:20Matthew 28:19-201 Thessalonians 4:11-12

  1. God invites us into a deliberate pattern of regular rest, for both restoration and relationship with Christ.

Explore this idea further: Exodus 20:8-11John 15:4Hebrews 4:101 John 3:19

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    We should allow God to direct the use of all he has provided, including talents, time, money and influence.

Explore this idea further: 1 Corinthians 4:71 Timothy 6:17-19Isaiah 58:10Acts 2:45Romans 12:13Hebrews 13:16Philippians 4:15-19

  1. We need relationships with other followers of Christ, through the church, for support and accountability.

Explore this idea further: 1 Timothy 3:151 Corinthians 12:27Ephesians 4:12-13Acts 2:42-47 & 11:26Titus 2:3-8Proverbs 27:171 Thessalonians 2:8Deuteronomy 6:4-9

What do you think about these 9 points? Do any resonate with you today?

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