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Working hands

Work is a noble activity, inspired by God himself. Our hands are the most visible working parts as we engage in a multifaceted world of work.

Jesus worked as a carpenter in his early years and taught that man needs to work as well. In fact, the Bible says the man who doesn’t work shouldn’t eat.

We are “working people” But when we accept God’s gift of eternal life, we view our work from God’s perspective. Whatever we do then becomes his work. As he becomes our top priority, we use every opportunity to tell others of his love, forgiveness and mercy. We cannot help but tell.

We need to work while it is day… the night comes quickly.

Nehemiah 4:6: “So we built the wall. . . . . .for the people had a mind to work.”

Ecclesiastes 5:12 says that “the sleep of a working man is pleasant whether he eats little or much.” Accomplishing a task brings great satisfaction and doing it well makes us feel even better.

We tend to think that preachers, teachers and missionaries are the only ones doing God’s work. But the Bible tells us that whatever we do we should do as for the Lord. That makes everything we do his work. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 b says this, “if anyone will not work, neither let him eat.” That sounds pretty harsh but that is God’s will.

Verse 12 says, “We command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread.”

Remember, then, wherever you work, whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. He will reward you.

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