Some of us find our work fulfilling; others consider theirs drudgery. Work
is not limited to what we are paid for. Fulfilling responsibilities of motherhood
or as a wife, applying ourselves in school and doing volunteer work -- these
are all different types of "work." Today we will read some of the passages
in the Bible regarding work.
Colossians 3:23-24 (NKJV) And whatever you do, do it heartily,
as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive
the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
Ecclesaistes 9:10 (NKJV) Whatever your hand finds to
do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or
wisdom in the grave where you are going.
Ecclesiastes 3:23 (NKJV) So I perceived that nothing
is better than that a man should rejoice in his own works, for that is his
heritage. For who can bring him to see what will happen after him?
Titus 2:3-5 (NIV) Likewise, teach the older women to be
reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine,
but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love
their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at
home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will
malign the word of God.
Ephesians 4:28 (NKJV) Let him who stole steal no longer,
but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may
have something to give him who has need.
Titus 2:9-10 (NIV) Teach slaves to be subject to their
masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them, 10and
not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that
in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior