This post is a short summary of the Personal Finance Bible Study on work. It contains links to all of the articles in this study. You can also read Bible verses about work here.
Called to Work
In the first part of this Bible study, we looked at how God has created and called Christians to work hard. We also looked at how our work can glorify God.
The Value of Hard Work
Providing for Our Needs
Bringing Honor to God
Gaining Wealth to Honor God
Next, we looked at some of the benefits of pursuing God’s call to work hard. There are tangible benefits to hard work, and God desires to bless us with these benefits when we follow His teaching on work.
The Dangers of Too Much Rest and Laziness
Laziness Brings Poverty
Laziness Brings Dishonor
Laziness Brings Difficulty
Then we looked at the dangers of not following God’s call to work hard and instead pursuing rest, leisure, and laziness. God wants to protect us from these dangers, and that’s part of the reason He calls us to work hard.
Our Need for Rest
God Wants Us to Rest
We Need to Rest
In following God’s call to work hard, we must not forget our need for rest. God wants us to rest because He knows we need it. We will do our best work for Him when we balance diligence and a strong work ethic with the prudence to know when to take our rest.
God’s Business Values and Ethics
Be Fair & Just to All
Keep Your Integrity
Be Mindful of the Poor
Be a Good Steward
Don’t Use the Church for Business
Finally, we looked at God’s business values and ethics as He teaches in the Bible. How should we conduct our business and work so we can best glorify Him? As the Spirit works through us, we will naturally follow God’s will in our work. But identifying these values can help us better serve God as we grow in our walk with Him.
Thank you for reading this Bible study on work. Feel free to use it in your church or Bible study group. If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave me a comment!