Apr 18 2007

Verse of the Day: You Work for God, Not Your Boss!

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23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.

Colossians 3:23-24 (NKJV)

I love these verses because everyone has problems at work. I know I do. And everytime my boss gets on my nerves, I just remember this verse and remember that my ultimate boss is God Himself! We should work not for the sake of men (and women) but to God. Our work should be a sacrifice unto God and we should work hard, not for the praise of man but for the praise of God Almighty! Wouldn’t that just change your whole perception of work? Just a thought…

From the Life Application Bible:

Since the Creation, God has given us work to do. If we could regard our work as an act of worship or service to God, such an attitude would take some of the drudgery and boredom out of it. We could work without complaining or resentment if we would treat our job problems as the cost of discipleship.

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  1. Minimum Wage said:

    I toil in an inner-city convenience store and have to deal with a never-ending parade of walking social problems. (street people, alcoholics, gangbangers, bums, panhandlers, shoplifters, freebie-seekers, lottery addicts, assorted scam artists, you name it)

    I did not sign up for inner-city street ministry – I tried that some years ago when I volunteered in a homeless ministry and decided it wasn’t for me.

    If I had wanted to do street ministry I would be back there. Why don’t you try working in an inner-city convenience store and write again on the topic?

    April 22nd, 2007 at 8:12 am
  2. buford13 said:

    Thanks, Henry.

    We should be doing our work not to please our boss but to please God. If you’re asked to mow a lawn you’d mow a lawn. But, if God asked you personally to mow a lawn… I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure I’d make that the best looking lawn I’d ever seen. I believe that’s the point that Paul was try to make here. That being said, Minimum Wage, I would encourage you to work and do everything you do, not for the paycheck, not for your boss, not for a good feeling it gives you, but for the Glory of God. If seen by others that you’re doing well turn and give Him the glory for it. “Gosh, I appreciate the complement, but you should know that I’m getting the strength to do this from my Lord Jesus Christ. HE deserves the credit.”

    July 31st, 2009 at 4:20 am
  3. Daniel Alanis said:

    Good Day Brothers I Have A Comment: That I Want to Work To God and I Will Work For Him Because He Gave Me a Vision That I Will Be Greater Than Any Rich Person like For an example Bill Gates,Opra and Many More and i do give Respect but We that are The Lord’s Sons and We Should be The ones Up High and make ministry for all of the World. We should also make New Laws (God’s Laws) for all the People who are Lost, will now be Saved and make all the World neal Down and Praise to the one Almighty Jesus Christ. Thank You God Bless.

    February 22nd, 2010 at 9:10 pm
  4. STEVE MARTINS said:

    If only servants of God and believers worldwide will understand this,then this earth will become heaven.
    Because the monent we understand it and begin to do it that way,heaven must bless us..
    Men should do their best to please God more than anybody and anything else
    Be blessed the more

    June 13th, 2010 at 2:52 am

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