12 Ways to Glorify God at Work

Say you spend 9 hours a day at work, that’s 37,5% of your day. If you sleep 7 hours a day then you spend 53% of your non-comatose hours at work. How would a Christian approach this reality? Well, aren’t we suppose to bring glory to God in everything we do? And did God not create work? (Gen 1:28; 2:15)

Josh Etter discusses the command of glorifying God in the workplace by giving 12 tips:

1. Believe that all legitimate work is holy or unholy before God based on our faith, not the nature of the work itself.

2. Be just and honest in all your dealings with money.

3. Be prayerfully dependent upon God, pouring contempt on self-sufficiency.

4. Use the wages earned by your work to provide for and bless others.

5. Grow in your skill-set, work hard, and strive for excellence.

6. Exemplify love for your neighbor in how you interact with your colleagues.

7. Plan ahead and sincerely preface future tasks with “if God wills.”

8. Speak the gospel to your colleagues.

9. Work as unto the Lord and as unto men.

10. Focus on the work you’ve been given.

11. Speak words of grace.

12. Rest in your justification by faith alone in Christ alone.

For the Biblical references and some more detail see 12 Ways to Glorify God at Work, Josh Etter from desiringGod.com


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