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To Lounge or to Labor

  “I’m working for the weekend.” “Life’s a beach.” TGIF—Thank Goodness It’s Friday.   These and many other messages promote the idea that work is drudgery, only a necessity, and that real living is a vacation, relaxation, and lounging.  Our society overemphasizes lounging and minimizes man’s need for labor.  But God created man to labor and […]

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Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion against Low Expectations, by Alex and Brett Harris. Multnomah Books, 2008; 224 pages + appendix. Do Hard Things. It’s such a catchy title that the book’s subtitle could easily be overlooked. That subtitle, “A Teenage Rebellion against Low Expectations” is a very accurate indicator of the book’s contents, and […]

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A Word to Christian Employers

How should the Christian employer view himself and his company in light of the great commandment to love God with all one’s heart and soul and strength? What is it about the Christian employer’s attitude that sets him apart from worldly employers, that demonstrates to all that this man is not a typical businessman? As […]

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Witnessing in the Workplace

Walking a holy life before God is a constant test of faith. God tells us in His Word how to go about such a Christian life, “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the father­less and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world” (James […]

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Living with a View to the End

While working in my study one day in Jamaica, my children came in all excited.  They took me by the arm and dragged me into the backyard in order to show me something they had discovered.  We had an old rundown fire pit there with gaps, holes and chips in the mortar joints between the […]

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I.  Specific Principles of Scripture concerning work or vocation. A.  Work is necessary and noble, for God Himself is an ever-active God. 1.  God created man to work, to be active and productive, and not to sit contemplating or be inactive, Genesis 1:28; 2:15. 2.  Man’s fall into sin did not change God’s purpose to […]

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A Young Worker’s Dilemma

Perhaps most of you already have some work experience under your belts, and if you don’t you no doubt anticipate getting a job sometime in the future. Work is a very important aspect of our lives. After all, we will spend the majority of our lives working. God created us this way, and we need […]

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Choosing a Career

We, along with the world, place an extreme amount of importance on the degree of success that we achieve in our lives. It is not all that unusual for one to come across accounts of different individuals who have started with nothing and through what seems to be a combination of skill and good luck […]

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Which Field of Labor?

How do we know in what field we are called to labor? A student nurse asks this question in the following way. She believed that it was God’s will for her to enter the field of nursing, but there are many things which now have arisen to make her question whether she has placed her […]

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