Men of God Speak about the Sacredness of Work

WorkMoses – “Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children. Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!” (Psalm 90:1-17)

King Solomon – “Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.” (Proverbs 12:11)

The Apostle Paul – “Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:22-24)

Richard Baxter – “Choose that employment or calling in which you may be most serviceable to God. Choose not that in which you may be most rich or honorable in the world; but that in which you may do most good, and best escape sinning.” (A Christian at His Calling)

Jonathan Edwards – “Oh how good it is to work for God in the daytime, and at night to lie down under his smiles.” (Writings from the Great Awakening)

Martin Luther King, Jr. – “If it fails your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music…Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well.” (What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?)

John Piper – “Christians do not just go to work. They go to work “with God.” They do not just do a job. They do their job “with God.” God is with them.” (Don’t Waste Your Life)

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