A Message for the Marketplace
by Charles R. Swindoll
Whatever your hand finds to do,
do it with all your might.
I'm just maverick enough to say that I think fewer Christians ought to be going into the ministry and more should be going into business and into occupations that have nothing to do with the vocational Christian service.
I don't see life divided into public and private, secular and sacred. It's all an open place of service before our God.
My hope is to see . . . a group of Christians who will infiltrate our society—in fact, our entire world—with a pure, beautiful message of grace and honesty in the marketplace.
Recently I had a delightful talk with a keen-thinking young man . . . at our church. As we visited, I asked him about his future plans.
"Well, I've just graduated from law school," he said. When I asked about how he hoped to use his training, he said, "I want to be a man of integrity who practices law."
What refreshing words! They reflected the right priority.
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