Chapter 11

Our Jobs

     

The work place has changed drastically from that which it was 100 years ago. The degree of which society depends on physical labor has diminished exponentially. Further, computers have reduced most jobs to baby sitting a monitor. It may appear that our jobs are less significant than those in the past. We may seem not to have a purpose in this world. 

It could not be more the contrary. Our job as Christians is to reflect the glory of God to those who are blind and cannot see. In the spiritual sense the blind sector encompasses most of the world. 

All that we have belongs to God. All that we do is for God’s glory, including the tasks we are assigned at our jobs. We work for God, not our bosses. We do good works for God and others out of appreciation. 

15Then he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. 16The one who believes and is baptized will be saved, but the one who doesn’t believe will be condemned.

Mark 16:15

The great commission Jesus left us with is to spread the gospel through out the world. This is the primary reason He puts us at our workplace. There can be no separation between our conviction to the Lord and any other endeavor in our lives. There needs to be no question who rules our lives at any particular place or time. The concept of time does not exist in God’s reality. He is in all places and all time simultaneously. We need to be subservient to Him always, in every earthly situation. God is the omnipotent creator of the Universe. He is perfect love, pure white light. Nothing that is came to be without Him. 

The relevance of the commission mandated by God is also increasing exponentially. It is the duty of a Christian to introduced as many brothers and sisters to Jesus as possible before the rapture. Many fine champions of god’s word have inaccurately made predictions as to when the Lord will return for His people. Although made by Godly men, these predictions were zealous. Predicting the end of times only reveals when the end will certainly not occur.

1Now you don’t need to have anything written to you about times and dates, brothers. 2You yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3When people say, “There is peace and security,” destruction will strike them as suddenly as labor pains come to a pregnant woman. They won’t be able to escape.

4But, brothers, you are not in the darkness, so that day won’t surprise you like a thief. 5For all of you are children of light and children of day. We do not belong to the night or to darkness. 6Therefore, we must not fall asleep like others do, but we must stay awake and be sober. 7People who go to sleep, go to sleep at night; people who get drunk, get drunk at night. 8But since we belong to the day, we must be sober. We must put on the breastplate of faith and love, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 9For God has not destined us for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with him. 11So then, encourage one another and build each other up, as you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

The tasks that God blesses us with are platforms from which we can reflect His majesty. He puts us in places reserved for us since the beginning of time to serve Him through earthly toil. Doing our jobs in a Godly joyful manner and projecting a Godly character is our social responsibility. It is more prudent to pray for God to make your burden light than to make your discontent known to others in the work place. 

24There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it wasfrom the hand of God. 

Ecclesiastes 2:24

We have the capacity within us to make our souls enjoy good in our labor. Our jobs are from the hand of God. It is possible to enjoy our labor, 

knowing that our humility pleases God.  

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