Do Your Work!

1 Corinthians 3:9-15
"For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. 10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire."

Your work is meant to last. We see our work as just a necessary evil, something we have to get through to get money to live and do what we want. When we live for the weekend, we despise God’s calling in our work in these ways. The problem is we often work selfishly.

Let us be careful HOW we work, as unto the Lord, not men. Children, do you work harder when mom is watching, but goof off when she leaves the room? Do all of us lose sight of God’s purpose for our work, confused by selfish sloth? Let us cling to God’s promise in 1 Cor. 15:58 that your labor is not in vain.

Let us confess our sins of sloppy, slow and selfish work.


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