Proverbs 28:19 (NKJV) He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who follows frivolity will have poverty enough!

Here we are told that the difference between plenty of food and plenty of poverty is work ethics. The diligent farmer has plenty of food. While the one who is non-productive has plenty of poverty. God was the first to do work here on earth. The Bible says that God worked for six days during Creation, and He rested on the seventh day. God examined His work and He saw that it was “very good.” By God’s example, work should be productive and produces the highest quality outcome. For work reveals the underlying character, motivations, skills, abilities and personality of the one doing the work. Therefore, as Christians, followers of Jesus Christ, and God’s children, all that we do should bring glory and honor to God. Meaning, our work ought to give the world an accurate picture of God’s righteousness, faithfulness, and excellence. Work, my friend, has no value except when God is in it. Therefore, our jobs should be considered to be our ministries. Work is a gift from God for which He equips us to do it. And the rewards for work are both physical and spiritual fruits for our benefit and for the benefit of others as well. So, the Christian work ethic ought to be based on First Timothy 5:8 (NKJV) where Paul said “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.