2 Thessalonians 3:10-12; Philippians 2:14-15
Be a Man in Your Work
Our culture usually prides laziness with a hint of sarcasm – like we’re proud that we’re lazy, and that’s funny. Godly men work hard when it’s time to work, and rest when it’s time to rest. Paul makes it simple for the Thessalonian church: you don’t work, you don’t eat. We are not to take unfair advantage of government systems to get money, but make every effort to do our work ‘quietly’ and earn our living. Men of God aren’t lazy. As you read these verses, ask yourself where in your life you may have been taking shortcuts. Do you clock out early at work or take extra long lunch breaks?
Maybe you work so hard at your job that you forget the hard work that it takes to parent and you're drained when you get home. Or maybe you simply don't give your best at what you do everyday. God's Word tells us that having integrity in this area when no one is looking will lead to God's favor and blessing. Work hard and know that God always notices.
- Pray this morning that God would do miracles through your work.
- Man up and work hard today.Adapted From: http://bible.com