WORK

We live in a culture of entitlement where “work” is a dirty word. The truth is work is a gift from God. It is part of our being created in the image of God. It is an opportunity to Love and honor God and to love and serve others. Instead of destroying people’s dignity by giving them a handout, instead of rewarding them for not working, we ought to be teaching them WHY they should work, HOW they should work, and WHAT kind of work they should be doing.

It is not often I have the opportunity to spend eight to ten hours a week for twenty years indoctrinating my clients with ideas about WORK that will help them to build a business, but this is what has happened with my sons.

I have had the privilege of helping my two sons, David and Joseph, start and build a construction business.  You can check out their work at www.lamontbros.com/

One of the ways I have trained my sons is by telling them the stories on upper right column of this web page (and hundreds of others like them). As they were growing up, my sons often had the opportunity to meet our clients first hand – and see for themselves how these people have been helped by our services.

The foundation of this training has been basic truths about work. Following are these basic truths (with Bible references) that I have been teaching my sons (and learning myself) about WORK.

 

WHY WORK

1. GOD CREATED US TO WORK

Genesis 1:27-28, Genesis 2:15, Genesis 2:18

2. TO LOVE and GLORIFY GOD

Matthew 22:36-20, Matthew 5:16, In 1 Corinthians 10:31, Exodus 20:9

3. To LOVE (Serve, Support & Encourage) Others

Matthew 22:36-20, Matthew 20:26, Ephesians 4.29

4. TO LEARN and GROW – personally

 Luke 16:10, Matthew 25:23, Genesis 37-50

5. TO PROVIDE

1 Timothy 5:8, 2Thessalonians 3:10, James 1.17, 1 Corinthians 4:7

6. TO GIVE

Ephesians 4:27-29

 

HOW TO WORK

1. WORK BY FAITH (Trusting in God)

Galatians 2:19-20, 2 Cor 5:7, Romans 14:23, Psalm 127:1-2

2. WORK WHOLEHEARTEDLY

 Colossians 3:22-25, Matthew 5:41 Luke 17: 10, Rev 3:16

3. WORK HUMBLY

 Ephesians 4:1-2   1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

4. WORK CHEERFULLY !!!

Deuteronomy 28:47-48

 

WHAT WORK

1. BE FAITHFUL right now where you are

Ephesians 4:1-3, Luke 16:10, Matthew 25:21

2. UNDERSTAND GOD’S WILL

Ephesians 5:15-17, Romans 12:1-2

3. GROW in the use of gifts God has given

Romans 12:6-8, 1 Timothy 4:14