Here is a quick thought to get you thinking of higher things while you slave away today.
After the fall of man in the Garden, God told Adam and Eve that now they would have to work, sweat and toil all the days of their life to survive (Gen 3:17-19). “If a man will not work, he shall not eat” (2 Thes 3:10) Because we sinned we now have to work hard for what we have. Before that, God provided everything and all we had to do was enjoy it and enjoy Him.
So now that we have to work, what does God tell us about work? He tells us that the work we do should not be for the things of the world but for His glory. Yes, the work we do provides money for us to buy clothes, food, a home, and lots of other stuff. But the primary responsibility that we have is to work for our heavenly Father, to do His will, and to give Him glory.
“Then they (the disciples) asked him, ‘What must we do to do the works God requires?’ Jesus answered, ‘The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.'”
That goes a little above and beyond clocking in everyday just to get a paycheck! The physical work that we do each day is a byproduct of sin; the real work is believing in and following Christ.
God commands us to do His work and to do it in such a way that others notice that we are working for Him. “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that you daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.”
Don’t be one of those people who depend on welfare or some other program to provide for you. Get up and get to work! And don’t think for a second that God does not see and know all the work that you do for Him; “God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” (Heb 6:10)
Have fun at work today!