As a Christian, how should we conduct ourselves at work? Should we exclaim “Praise the Lord” aloud, at regular intervals? How about finding a coworker at lunch to share the gospel message with, whether they want to hear it or not? Or should we silently go about our work as a kind of “secret agent” Christian, so silent that no one knows we’re Christians?
First and foremost, we certainly need to remember the reason we were hired in the first place. We are on the job to make money for the company, and for that we are compensated. We have agreed to work, and that is why we are there.
So then what is it that we can bring with us to the workplace, besides our lunch? Some Christians are only Christians on Sunday morning, but when they’re at work, you could never tell. But why not bring godly principles to work with you?
Like what? Well, for starters, how about love? Love? At work? Yes! We can bring the love of God into our workplaces.
The love of God is patient and kind. The love of God is not all about me. The love of God is not easily provoked. The love of God thinks no evil. The love of God is giving, even when unearned or undeserved, and, expecting nothing in return.
What would it be like to work next to someone who genuinely manifests qualities of the love of God? Wouldn’t you like to work side by side with someone like that? I would, and I am sure you would as well.
There are a lot of godly principles we can bring into the workplace. The way we conduct our lives should be a witness to who we are. The Bible says to let your light so shine that others may see your good works and glorify your Father.
People read us before they ever read the Bible. The Apostle Paul wrote that we are living epistles, known and read of everyone. When we live our lives, the best we can, according to God’s Word, we are not only a blessing to those around us, but doors open for us to speak to those who are interested.
Whether we’re at home, at work, or out and about, we can live our lives demonstrating godly principles, wherever we are and whatever we are doing. Why? Because that’s who we really are! And that’s how we bring the greatness of God to people, by living it!
I’d Rather See A Sermon
Edgar A. Guest
I’d rather see a sermon
than hear one any day;
I’d rather one should walk with me
than merely tell the way.
The eye’s a better pupil
and more willing than the ear,
Fine counsel is confusing,
but example’s always clear;
And the best of all preachers
are the men who live their creeds,
For to see good put in action
is what everybody needs.
I soon can learn to do it
if you’ll let me see it done;
I can watch your hands in action,
but your tongue too fast may run.
And the lecture you deliver
may be very wise and true,
But I’d rather get my lessons
by observing what you do;
For I might misunderstand you
and the high advice you give,
But there’s no misunderstanding
how you act and how you live.
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