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Grace Moments Devotions - June 15, 2018

  • 2018 Jun 15

Good for business: work hard
Pastor Mark Jeske

My grandparents had a sign on their kitchen wall for years. It read, “I like work. It fascinates me. I could sit and look at it for hours.” The sign was a joke—they both came from immigrant stock and were hard workers all their lives. But it expresses the inner longing of the lazy sinner in each of us.

God made us to work. He himself labored mightily to create our beautiful world, and he works every minute of every day sustaining the working of stars and planets, rainfall and evaporation, seeds and fertility, gravity and friction. His first words to his first man, Adam, were instructions to carry out an inventory of the Garden of Eden.

The Christian faith is good for business because it teaches a powerful work ethic: “We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:11,12). A company that has a culture where work is disrespected and avoided wherever possible will not last long.

A successful company has leaders who are not afraid of long hours and intense effort, who work hard to improve their products and services, stay lean and efficient, recruit and promote the best possible talent, and inspire their workers to produce the best possible quality.

Am I describing your company?

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