Reference text: Colossians 3:22-4:1
This was the sermon given by Ps Dev on Sunday regarding Christ and work. Interestingly, I had a similar conversation with a friend who was non-Christian and she was commenting about being a Christian and the way a person acts at work. Anyway, there are 2 extremes to the discussion that we had – a Christian who exhibits the quality of Christianity and a Christian who doesn’t. What she brought to my attention was 3 things:
1) People have this mindset that Christianity embodies the values of love, peace and good character in general.
2) People are watching us, Christians, and observing how we behave.
3) How should a Christian behave at work?
Regarding 1), it is true and that should be the way we as Christians should behave. Christianity is about love, Christ’s love for mankind that he died for all of us so that we can have salvation. Its not about money, not about fame, not about miracles and all the things that make you suspicious. To put it simply, Christianity is love.
Regarding 2), it is a reminder for all Christians to always seek God 7 days of the week. There is no such thing as a switch to Christianity where you can switch it off at work and switch it on at church. We must be vigilant of the words we speak, the actions we carry out and everything. Because we are the walking testimony for Christ. Every single thing we do is being observed by everyone.
Regarding 3), this was how Ps Dev’s message came into play. I was asking myself this question since Thursday and was rather surprised at the topic being brought up on Sunday. Fantastic timing indeed!
Colossians 3:23 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”
The verse pretty much sums up the whole sermon and is now something that I hold onto tightly daily. Whether I am tired from work or feeling stressed, I will seek solace in the fact that I am working for God. More importantly, God defines my work and not my salary.