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!