“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” Ecclesiastes 12:13-14.
There are two elements that must not be found in our work in life. One is purposeless. We won’t be fulfilled if our work serves no worthwhile purpose. And secondly, our work must not produce guilt in us.
People were made to create and to create something good. Millions of people are involved in a kind of work that is destructive to themselves or to other persons. The product of their work not only serves no useful purpose but has a damaging effect on its users. Little wonder that the soul of the worker becomes corroded.
No salary, no matter how large, can make up for the inner consciousness that the labor of one’s mind or hands has defiled or harmed brothers and sisters for whom Christ died. Many people’s use of time is simply without a worthwhile end. Human persons cannot tolerate meaninglessness. We live for values. Inevitably work that serves no purpose will speed natural forces of termination.
What is your work? Are you giving your life for something that is worthwhile? Is your work in any way harmful to fellow persons? If it is, you will never find true fulfilment or true happiness.
🖊 Whatever work we do, we must do it for a godly purpose and it must not bring guilt to our heart for God shall bring every work into judgement.
Job 19:29; Ecclesiastes 11:9; Matthew 12:36.
1. Lord Jesus, let Your blessings abound upon my work in the name of Jesus;
2. Lord, anything I lay my hands upon, let it be blessed in the name of Jesus;
3. Father, prosper the work of my hand in the name of Jesus.
Yours In Christ Jesus