Examine Your Work Ethic

The Friday feature of the Worldly Saints blog is an opportunity for blogging about anything. Unlike the other days of prescribed themes, this day is for blogging about an issue that I couldn’t fit anywhere else or couldn’t wait until next week to write.

What does your work ethic look like?

The Sluggard:

  • He is slothful.
  • He is lazy.
  • He is irresponsible.
  • He rarely works.
  • He works with no excellence.

The Servant:

  • He is diligent.
  • He is responsible.
  • He is enthusiastic.
  • He is always doing things with excellence.

Which worker are you? Are you a good worker who simply fulfills his duty and faithfully does what he is asked? Are you a better worker who does things regularly without being asked and whose maturity level is always improving? Are the best kind of worker who is a self-starter who meets the needs of his co-workers and is motivated by love?

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What does the Scripture say about slothful and servant workers?

  • Proverbs 19:15 – “Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.”
  • Proverbs 21:25 – “The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.”
  • Proverbs 26:14 – “As a door turns on its hinges, so does a sluggard on his bed.”
  • Luke 17:7-10 – “Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” 10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well.”
  • Colossians 3:23 – “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”

What kind of worker are you? What kind of workers would others say you are?

 

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