This past Sunday, we considered what Paul said to Titus about those who are slaves and how they are to work and specifically, with what kind of motive they are to work — as a testimony to and adornment of the truth of God (i.e., the gospel).
Scripture has much to say about the topic of work. For instance, 1 Corinthians 7:21ff, Ephesians 6:5-8, Colossians 3:22-25, 1 Timothy 6:1-2, and 1 Peter 2:18-20 all offer significant instruction about how God’s people are to labor. Additionally, Proverbs has much to say about work (as this list I compiled a few years ago affirms).
In conjunction with these passages, I’ve also found a number of other resources that are helpful to thinking biblically about our work. Consider these as you think about how to honor God at your place of employment:
- Sue Bohlin, “Your Work Matters to God”
- Josh Etter, “12 Ways to Glorify God at Work”
- Greg Herrick, “The Teaching of Proverbs on Work”
- John MacArthur, “A Theology of Work”
- John MacArthur, “Work, a Noble Duty” (Pt 1 | Pt 2 | Pt 3)
- Lance Quinn, “Work Hard and Don’t Be Lazy!”
- Leland Ryken, “The Original Puritan Work Ethic”
- Bob Thune, “A Theology of Work” (series of four articles)