Glorify God at Work

Tomorrow I’ll be preaching on God’s plan for man’s labor; how we can glorify God on/through our jobs and live out the gospel.  Below are some suggestions from Bob Thune, lead pastor of Coram Deo Church in Omaha, NE.

  • God is glorified when we put our whole selves into our work, with a view toward pleasing God, not men (Col. 3:23-24).
  • God is glorified when we are honest, even when it hurts us or prevents us from getting ahead (Ps. 15, Gen. 39).
  • God is glorified when we honor our superiors and submit to their authority (1 Tim.6:1, Rom.13:7).
  • God is glorified when we treat our work associates with kindness and respect (Lk.6:31, Rom.12:18).
  • God is glorified when we expose fraud or dishonesty or unethical behavior (Eph.5:11-13).
  • God is glorified when we approach our work prayerfully (1 Thess.5:17).
  • God is glorified when we avoid complaining or grumbling, even in less-than-ideal work situations (Phil.2:14-15).
  • God is glorified when we refuse to make work and money our idols (Matt.6:24, Eccl.5:10-12).
  • God is glorified when we plan diligently for the future (Prov.21:5).
  • God is glorified when we live simply and give generously (Prov.22:9; 1 Tim.6:17-19).
  • God is glorified when we trust him to provide today what we need for today (Matt.6:11).
  • God is glorified when we rest from work (Deut.5:13-15; Ps.46:10).