Into all the World#11. “Doing this thing for the Lord!”

Into all the World#11. “Doing this thing for the Lord!”

“The cemeteries are filled with people who thought the world couldn’t get along without them.”

What man doesn’t want to feel indispensable? A man often defines himself before other men by his work, and he wants to be proud of what he does.

There is a lot of good in this according to Solomon:
“Here is what I have seen to be good and fitting: to eat, to drink and enjoy oneself in all one’s labour in which he toils under the sun during the few years of his life which God has given him; for this is his reward” (Ecclesiastes 5:18).

But the world often cares little about your joy. I have seen a businessman revel in the profits of a company while his supposedly equal partner struggled to keep life together.

Few Christians who are suffering on the “treadmill of existence” are thinking about evangelism. They are ever in danger of feeling like the Christian slaves to whom the apostle Paul wrote. The very fact that Paul called them to obey their masters, and to avoid disingenuous “eye service,” showed that they were not seeing the potential of their work from God’s perspective.

It is a fact that Christians have been forced out of jobs for ‘evangelising in the workplace.’ So, most say little unless asked. But do not despair, those godly attitudes and actions that pour forth from a sincere heart and a reverence toward the Lord are a powerful witness for Jesus (Colossians 3:22).

Going into the workplace is also going into all the world.

Remember, you’re doing this thing for the Lord!

“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men” (Colossians 3:23).

John Staiger


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