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Series: How Do We Stay in Our Jobs “with God?”

In Don’t Waste Your Life, John Piper includes one of the best chapters I’ve read on how to mesh our faith and our work. For those of us who are Christians working outside of churches, how do we stay in our jobs with God?

Piper says, “The Bible points to at least six answers,” and I’d like to expand on these in the days to come. For today, I will just list them:

  1. We can make much of God in our secular job through the fellowship that we enjoy with him throughout the day in all our work.
  2. We make much of Christ in our secular work by the joyful, trusting, God-exalting design of our creativity and industry.
  3. We make much of Christ in our secular work when it confirms and enhances the portrait of Christ’s glory that people hear in the spoken Gospel.
  4. We make much of Christ in our secular work by earning enough money to keep us from depending on others, while focusing on the helpfulness of our work rather than financial rewards.
  5. We make much of Christ in our secular work by earning money with the desire to use our money to make others glad in God.
  6. We make much of Christ in our secular work by treating the web of relationships it creates as a gift of God to be loved by sharing the Gospel and by practical deed of help.
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About davestuartjr
Dave Stuart Jr. is a full-time teacher who writes about becoming better, saner teachers at TeachingtheCore.com. He is a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to Crystal, and a father to Hadassah, Laura, and Marlena.

One Response to Series: How Do We Stay in Our Jobs “with God?”

  1. Pingback: Book Review: The Integrated Life, by Ken Eldred « The Other Criminal

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