Ephesians 5:17-18 (NIV) – Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.
Ephesians 6:6 (NIV) – Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.
“One spectacular point that came out during our last campus “Career Night” was that you somehow need to convince your prospective employer that you are an asset and not a liability, whether on your resume or in your interview. Thinking about our passage today, I feel like that captures Paul’s urging to work at our labors from our heart perspective, as if we are doing God’s will! What more of an asset would an employer need than someone who looks at their job as a gift from God, and as doing God’s will? What more of an asset could we be in ministry if we truly understood all of our labors in trying to love another person as being God’s will?” [paraphrase from N. Briggs’ message]
Prayer: Thank you, Father, for the work that you have given us to do. Lord, we ask that you would lead us each moment in obedience to you in our work, studies and ministry. We profess once again that we are servants of the Lord in everything we do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.