What Does God Say About Work?
As believers we want to have God’s perspective on every area of our lives, so what does God say about work? In Proverbs 6:6-8 He tells us to observe the work ethic of an ant, and in Proverbs 26:14 we are warned about not being a sluggard who cannot out of bed. In this two-part series, Tim Conway gives a convicting study on, “What God Says About Work” Part 1 | Part 2.
Why Work When I Can Read My Bible All Day?
How often we’ve seen newly saved Christians think that the spiritual thing to do is to quit their job and school and stay at home and study all day. They view it as the spiritual decision to make. So, should you drop out of school and read your Bible all day? Is that the right decision or should you submit to your parents? The apostle Paul says in 2 Thessalonians 3:10, “We would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.” Video: “Drop Out of School, Drive Without License, or Submit to Parents?”
Can I Work at My Job as a Believer?
One of the most difficult places to live out our Christian convictions is in the workplace. We are often faced with hard situations that we must sort through and figure out what’s most pleasing to God. What are some principles to bear in mind of how we should conduct ourselves in the work environment? Video: Can I Work at My Job as a Believer?
My Vocation is Taking Up All of My Time
In the busy seasons of our lives we have to prioritize on how we use our time. There are seasons in all of our lives in which we will have more time than others to read and pray. Life looks different for each Christian. We must not fall into condemnation if we are not doing what we cannot do; we must do what we can do at that season in our life. Video: Prioritizing in the Busy Seasons of Our Lives | Busyness Leads to God Hiding Himself?
Does the Bible Teach that Single Women Can Work and Get a Job?
Many have been strongly influenced by the Family Integrated Movement and patriarchy and come to an imbalanced perspective on women and work. In this article, “Patriarchy vs. Single Women in the Bible” Bob and Terri Jennings seek to give a balanced and Biblical view.
What Type of Testimony Do You Have at Work Around Your Co-Workers?
It is vitally important for Christians to walk with a clear conscience at work and to honor their bosses and to not steal time from their employer. Many business owners have remarked that professing Christians have been the worst employees that they have had. This is a shameful statement. Video: Stop Stealing, Get to Work, Start Sharing | Video: Do You Have Integrity?
Giving: Considering the Poor
Consideration for the poor will not buy us pardon for our offenses against God, but it is the unfailing evidence of the person who has the grace of God in his heart.
Busyness Leads to God Hiding Himself?
At times when someone asks, "How do I deal with the hiddenness of God?" it is not God hiding Himself from us, but our own sin or busyness and neglect of the Lord that is the problem.
Patriarchy vs. Single Women in the Bible
Take note of these examples of single women who were on their own, working outside of the home, and supporting themselves and others.
What God Says About Work – Part 2
As a door turns on its hinges, so does a sluggard on his bed. - Proverbs 26:14
What God Says About Work – Part 1
Go to the ant, lazy man; consider her ways and be wise; who, having no guide, overseer or ruler, provides her bread in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest. - Proverbs 6:6-8
Stop Stealing, Get to Work, Start Sharing
Are you stealing and don't even know it? Are you lazy? May it not be so!
Do You Have Integrity?
Tim talks about our great need to live lives of integrity, totally beyond reproach. O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend; in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but who honors those who fear the LORD; who swears to his own hurt and does not change; who does not put out his money at interest and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved. Psalm 15:1-5