by Andy Mills, co-chair of the Theology of Work Project. Andy became a Christian as a CEO, and he felt God impress upon him the importance of asking, “What difference does being a Christian make for my work?” Over the years, Andy’s extensive experience as a Christian working in the marketplace and his study of scripture have helped him form the following perspective on work.
The Bible makes it clear that work matters to God. No matter what your profession or occupation – whether you’re a parent, a bus driver, an artist or an engineer – God cares about your work. Here are ten key points about work drawn from the Bible. They provide a practical foundation for Christians asking what the Bible says about how we should approach our work.
- Quality, character, and ethics are foundational for our work. We are responsible not only for the quality of our work, but also for our faithfulness to God in the way we pursue that work, and for our own good character while working. We will be judged and rewarded accordingly. However, God is ultimately responsible for the outcome and impact of our work.
- Explore this idea further by reading the following Bible passages:
- Matthew 25:21
- Colossians 3:23-24
- 1 Corinthians 3:10-15 & 15:58
- Jeremiah 17:10
- Matthew 16:27
- Revelation 22:12
- 2 Thessalonians 1:11
- Ezekiel 36:30
- Click to explore these passages in the Theology of Work Bible Commentary: