WORK AS UNTO THE LORD

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Colossians 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

 

Ephesians 6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; 6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; 7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: 8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

 

The Bible connects the reward (recompence; payment) of the inheritance with doing whatever we do as unto the Lord. This includes how we do our work on our jobs. We are not to do our work excellently only when the boss is looking or as the Bible describes with “eyeservice” (service done under the boss’s eye). It means your work is diligently performed well when they are there but you are negligent or slack when they are absent. The Bible says a bad work ethic like this effects the payment of the inheritance.

 

Christians who have a Kingdom work ethic should need less supervision, be self-starters, finishers, and follow through on their assignments. As a Pastor, I am always impressed by the Christian that knows how to work and who does their work as unto the Lord. They’ve learned to work without a boss because they realize the Boss lives inside. Proverb 6 exhorts us to observe the wisdom of God built into creation by going to the little tiny ant. Though it has no guide, overseer, or ruler (in other words no outside commander barking out orders or no boss) it works diligently to provide. We should keep this in mind when we work, “The one Who dispenses the reward of the inheritance that is ours in Christ is watching how we work.”

 

Proverb 15:3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

Proverb 5:21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings.

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

 

MAKE SURE YOUR WORK IS SEEN BY THE RIGHT EYES

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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