It seems in our current generation that Biblical resources on work & vocation are all the more essential. 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. Yet 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.” What do we do about verses like that? We hope the following resources will help bring clarity and stir you up to be a diligent worker in every area of your life.
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
Stop Stealing, Get to Work, Start Sharing
Are you stealing and don't even know it? Are you lazy? May it not be so!
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
What God Says About Work – Part 2
As a door turns on its hinges, so does a sluggard on his bed. - Proverbs 26:14
Patriarchy vs. Single Women in the Bible
The Bible doesn't say your calling as a young woman is to be a “worker at home.” In fact, Paul says, “The unmarried woman cares for the things of the Lord"
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.
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.
Drop Out of School, Drive Without License, or Submit to Parents?
In this Ask Pastor Tim, two questions are dealt with that involve children and whether or not to submit to their parents.