Why Our Work Matters

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading


Why Our Work Matters – Part I

Over the years, I’ve met many leaders who have a limited understanding of how God views our work. Some of the reasons God intended us to work include purpose, provision, productivity, pleasing to the eyes and providing order. I call them the five P's of work. We’ll begin this Bible reading plan with Purpose.

Think of God as a General overseeing a war. Many of his people are soldiers, but some are cooks, mechanics, bookkeepers or marketing people recruiting soldiers. Each person has an individual role to play towards the overarching purpose of winning the war.

Proverbs 19:21 teaches, "Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails."

Your work matters to God. Discover your appointed vocational purpose and do it in a way that serves God’s ultimate purpose. 

Questions for Reflection:   

  • What do you think is God’s overarching purpose for mankind’s work?   

  • Have you identified God’s purpose for your specific work?    

  • Considering Proverbs 19:21, do you think it’s wrong for a person to make his or her own plans about work? Why or why not?