Every Christian has been created in Jesus Christ for good, hard work! This is clear with what Paul says in Eph. 2:10 –
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Paul reinforces this truth in Eph. 4:28 –
Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
In the hope of all God’s riches and power in Christ, Christians must avoid every temptation to steal. Positively, we must excel in working hard. Hard work is God’s design, hard work is honorable, and hard work has a purpose – that we might share with others in need.
To encourage you in Gospel-motivated, Spirit-empowered good hard work, here are a few short and helpful books to check out:
- Do More Better, by Tim Challies
- The Gospel at Work, by Sebastian Traeger, and Greg Gilbert
- Treasuring Christ When Your Hands are Full, by Gloria Furman (especially for Moms!)
Beloved, may we continue to trust God’s power and provision moment-by-moment, and work hard for the blessing of others, and the glory of God!
Because Christ lives, and is returning,