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Day 12 – Your God and Your Job

God’s Plan for Your Life – Genesis 3:19; Ecclesiastes 3:13, 22; 2 Thessalonians 3:10

  • It is God’s will for us to work hard in order to earn the bread we eat.
  • God wants us to find satisfaction in our work
  • If a person will not work, he cannot eat.

Responsibility of the Employee Colossians 3:22-25; Ephesians 4:28; Acts 5:29

  • Obedience
    • We are to be a disciple to our boss on the job.
    • God expects us to obey our boss, not just to win his favor, but out of reverence for Christ
  • Wholeheartedness
    • God expects us to put our whole heart into our work.
    • As Christians, we should be the most sincere and hard-working employees on the job.
  • Honesty
    • Do not steal from your employer
    • Receiving pay for work you did not do.
    • Submitting false or exaggerated expense reports
    • Obey God First! If asked to do something that is illegal, unethical or sinful, obey God over men.

Questions

  1. What do I need to repent of in relation to my job? Be specific.
  2. Am I doing anything as a part of my job that is sinful or goes against my conscience?
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