God’s Work

When many of us think of “God’s work”, we think of missions and evangelism, teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, and other “church”-type activities. And those things certainly ARE God’s work.  But Proverbs 16:11 shows us another perspective on what “God’s work” consists of: 

Verse 11 says, “All the weights of the bag are His concern.”

The English word “concern” here is literally “work”, so that we may rightly translate it: “All the weights of the bag are His WORK.” The “weights” this refers to are the commercial weights the merchants would use to measure out the amount of grain or whatever they were selling. Thus the Lord is telling us here that “God’s work” involves what happens on the job, in one’s business affairs.  living out your faith on your job. Are you doing “God’s work” today? If you are living out your faith on the job, dealing righteously with each customer as a witness to the God you serve, then the answer is “yes!” In fact, it is some of the most important, and influential of God’s work that you will ever do!

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, features the text of my sermons, book reviews, family life experiences -- as well as a brief overview of the Lifeway "Explore the Bible" lesson for Southern Baptist Sunday School teachers.
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3 Responses to God’s Work

  1. Miller, Addie says:

    What is dominant in many believer’s lives today!!!…….hypocrisy!!!…..it is alive and well in Christendom……what I call the Jekyl and Hyde life……ie: a split personality……ie: a bi-polar Christian……..one personality at church/around believers and the polar opposite personality at home/work…..thank you, Brother Shawn for this word that we can apply to our on going sanctification!!……….blessings, Addie ________________________________________

  2. Lee Sweet says:

    Three years ago the Lord blesses me with the opportunity to start my own business. In the first days He gave me Psalm 26:11-12. Printed and posted on my computer to reflect on throughout my day. “But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity, Redeem me, and be gracious to me. My foot stands on a level place; In the congregations I shall bless the Lord”.

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