Slackers Beware

The American work ethic is known around the world.

Work hard, be diligent, and sacrifice to get ahead.

The tradeoffs are worth it in the end. We gain luxury, friendships, and a guarantee of safety and comfort in our waning years.

In retirement, if we’ve worked hard enough, we can travel the world and enjoy all the things we’ve missed over our years of employment. We can check things off our bucket list and feel we’ve achieved something of importance during our life.

So, then, what’s our Christian work ethic? Is it well known throughout the world? Or have Christians become seen as spiritual babies, wanting handouts from God, and expecting things to come to us, just because we’re in the family of God?

Proverbs 18:9 cautions us about getting off our seat and onto our feet.

“Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.”

Note how clear cut this is. A slacker isn’t just lazy. He’s the same as the person who intentionally tears down and destroys.

Let’s set a new standard in our Christian walk. Let’s let our spiritual work ethic shine like a floodlight. Let’s work for Christ like we never have before.

When we sacrifice for Jesus, we shine in our example for him.

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Excerpt of the Day

Jesus searches out the devil so he can toss him away, leaving us pure and unencumbered before him.

From Reclaiming What's Ours,  Posted 09 September 2015