Commit Your Work To The Lord

Check out Proverbs 16:3.

Each one of us may do something a little different in the name of “work” today.   Some of us will work in summer school.   Others will work in an office.   Some will labor in a factory while others will work around their own house.   We may not have a great deal in common when it comes to our respective responsibilities.

But the wise man has given us a principle to which we have all been called, regardless of the setting.   “Commit your work to the LORD.”   Much later, the apostle Paul encouraged Christians to labor

“with a sincere heart, as you would [for] Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free” (Ephesians 6:5-8).

Whatever role you fill throughout the day, let me challenge you to perform it diligently, “as to the Lord.”   Few, if any, may appreciate your hard work.   But keep in mind who you’re really serving, and you’ll be able to lay your head on your pillow tonight knowing that your reward in heaven is great.