Hi Heartchurch Parishioners. I bring you greetings from Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Today i want us to look into this matter together about the believer and his work.
Perhaps the most constant of all Christian service is the one that is common to all Christians at all times, namely, work. This applies not just to earning money, but also to work around the house, study, volunteer welfare works and just about every other kind of worthwhile activity.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord... as though you were serving Christ. (Colossians 3:23; Ephesians 6:5-8)
From the beginning, God intended people to work, so that as they learnt new skills and exercised their judgement they would mature in body and mind. But when sin entered the world, everything was affected. It is not work that is the result of sin, but the pain, drudgery and oppression that comes from work in the world dominated by sin.
Christians are people who have been restored to God, and consequently they develop a new attitude to work.
Because they are set free from sin, Christians are set free from drudgery of work, but they are not free from work itself. They still have to work hard and can expect weariness and pain the same as anyone else would, but they take a new interest and pride in whatever they do.
If their aim is to please Christ, they will find satisfaction in doing all tasks well, even tasks that they normally may not like.
Jesus once said, 'You cannot serve both God and money' (Matthew 6:24). If Christians work only to get income, they are not serving Christ. This is true of those who take no interest in the work they are doing because they want status and prosperity. Just as trust in God is no excuse for selfish ambition. Neither path leads to satisfaction. As always, Christians find true satisfaction as they work and live not for themselves, but for Christ.