We think of work as what we have to do for food. But we were created for work, and to find satisfaction in it is normal. What the Bible says about work.
Day One: Success
When King David was about to die, he gave his son, Solomon, the following advice: "Do what the LORD your God commands and follow his teachings. Obey everything written in the Law of Moses. Then you will be a success, no matter what you do or where you go" (1 Kings 2:3 CEV)...
For more, see "What does the Bible say about ambition?"
Day Two: Time Management
Time management is important because of the brevity of our lives. Our earthly sojourn is significantly shorter than we are inclined to think. As David so aptly points out, "You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you...
Day Three: Work Ethic
Colossians 3:23-25 says, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Another translation says to "work heartily" (ESV). Yet another says to "work willingly" (NLT)...
For more, see "What does the Bible say about burnout?"
Day Four: Work
The beginning of an essay penned by Bob Black in 1985 entitled "The Abolition of Work" read, "No one should ever work. Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost any evil you'd care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work"...
For more, see "What does the Bible say about workaholism?"
Day Five: Retirement
As Christians approach retirement age, they often wonder what a Christian should do during the retirement years. Do Christians retire from Christian service when they retire from the workplace? How should a Christian view retirement?...
Day Six: Servant Leadership
Servant leadership is best defined by Jesus Himself: "Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many" (Matthew 20:26–28)...
For more, see "Should a Christian be involved in mentoring? What does the Bible say about mentorship?"
Day Seven: Saving for Retirement
The Bible does not specifically mention saving for retirement, per se, and it doesn't mention 401(k) plans, IRAs, or the like. However, the Bible does speak of saving money, and it gives us clear principles to guide us in whether Christians should save for retirement...
For more, see "Should a Christian pay into Social Security and/or accept Social Security payments?"
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