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232: Your Work is for God Too

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Read 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13. You have a calling on your life. Sometimes, we think God’s calling is only for Salvation Army officers or church ministers and pastors. Salvation Army officers used to describe ministry as “the work”.

But the truth is that God calls all of us to work. Paul and Silas were God’s missionaries, working to honour God and to help others. Paul encourages the Thessalonian Christians and us to imitate them and do the same. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Salvation Army officer, a teacher, a cleaner, an office-worker or a stay-at-home parent, Paul encourages you to see your work as working for God. Do it to honour him and to help others.

Whatever you do, do it in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Teaching children, writing a proposal, selling something or taking out the rubbish can all be a blessing if they are done to honour God and to help other people.

Your work – whatever it is – is significant. So, let’s all work for God and help others today, whatever we’re doing.


Think about the following:

•          Have you ever thought of your work as being done for God? Can you think of something you do that could be done with this in mind?