Why do we work? The obvious answers are that we have bills to pay or families to provide for. But our purpose for work shouldn’t be limited to worldly things. Are they important? Absolutely. But eternal life and a relationship with Jesus are vastly more important than things of this world. As Biblical leaders, we must help our teams strike a balance in perspective between food that spoils and food that endures. We must seek the true purpose of work.
Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On Him, God the Father has placed His seal of approval.
- John 6:27
There are many references to the purpose of work throughout the Bible. “Work hard, as for the Lord and not for men,” “Commit your work to the Lord,” “Those who work hard will prosper,” and so on. Work is important, and the Bible is clear that those who work hard will be rewarded.
But we shouldn’t work for work’s sake, and we shouldn’t work to gather the worldly possessions that come with a paycheck. The focus of work, as with all other things, should be on furthering the kingdom of God.
That’s easier said than done. In the day-to-day of getting work done, we often lose sight of the purpose of work. As Biblical leaders, it’s our role to remind our teams of this premise, but also to create an environment that embraces Biblical principles – hard work being prominent among them.
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