The God who works (Work is from God)
1. God works – Gen 1:1
If you believe you are made in the likeness of God, you have the nature of God.
2. God works well. – Gen 1:31
a. God is an excellent worker
b. God is an intelligent worker (Prov 8:28-31)
c. God is a providential worker (Gen 1:29-30)
We can be all of the above because we are made in His image & likeness.
3. God works with a purpose.
The work that works (Work is for God)
When we work:
1. We do it for God’s pleasure
(v3) commit= do it for; pledge to
Work: spiritual stewardship; not a secular necessity
: God is our boss (Col. 3:23)
2. We do it for God’s purpose (v4)
– use our God given influence so we can influence people to God
Work: godly purpose
Bring the kingdom to the workplace (our mission field)!
The man who works
Work should not be a burden or an idol but a blessing & an instrument for worship
A new practice at work: excellence
God wants me to be excellent in my work.
Why should I excel? (i) Because we are God’s representatives. (Gen 1:26-28); & (ii) Because God is doing work on earth through us.
How should I excel? (Eph. 6:5-9) Being the best is reflecting the character of Jesus Christ in our work. How? With (i) integrity/trustworthiness; (ii) charity/kindness/sympathy; (iii) generosity; (iv) purity & (v) creativity.
TGIM: because we get to work as God’s instruments of love & care