Crafting Your Theological Perspective of Work

How you approach work communicates what you believe about God. Yes, how you work makes a theological statement about what you and I believe to be true about the Lord. The Bible teaches us that work is viewed as a God-given responsibility and a way of fulfilling our purpose on earth.

Yes! We are called to work and work gives us purpose!

From the very beginning of creation, God himself worked. God spoke the world into existence and created us—humans—and all its inhabitants as God’s image-bearers, we are called to work and steward the resources the Lord has entrusted to us.

The Bible encourages us to work diligently and with excellence, whether we are getting paid or giving our time. In Colossians 3:23-24, the Word reminds us to “work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”

That certainly puts work in a different perspective, doesn’t it?

Work isn’t simply about earning a paycheck or achieving success. Our work is also a way to love and serve others. In Ephesians 4:28, the Apostle Paul exhorts us to “work with [our] own hands, so that [we] may have something to share with anyone in need.” And in 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12, Paul urges us to “aspire to live quietly, and to mind [our] own affairs, and to work with [our] hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.”

The Apostle Paul certainly puts what it looks like to “do ministry” in a different light.

Ultimately, the Bible teaches us that our work is a reflection of our faith and a means of glorifying God. When we work with integrity, kindness, and excellence, we have the chance to point others to the goodness and grace of our God and Creator.

Therefore, let us embrace the call to work with joy and diligence, trusting that God will use our efforts for His glory and the good of others.

I pray that this post encourages you in whatever line of work you are doing. You don’t have to work in vocational ministry to glorify God. You can point people to Christ by being the salt and the light wherever you find yourself working.

May the rest of your week be filled with God’s abundant blessings.

Praise God for His goodness!

Rainer Bantau

The Devotional Guy™


The Devotional Guy™ Rainer Bantau © 2023



  1. “From the very beginning of creation, God himself worked. God spoke the world into existence and created us—humans—and all its inhabitants.”

    Every time i read this in the bible, or see it spoken by someone, it still absolutely blows my mind!

    Because while God spoke the world into being, He took the time and effort to hand make us – His children.

    What a God we serve!!

    Andy B

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  2. It’s a thoughtful and inspiring perspective on work and its connection to our faith. Every task, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, can be an opportunity to honor God and serve others.

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  3. Hallelujah and Amen! Yes, He made us and everything else. Every last detail. And yet somehow willingly gave us freedom along with responsibilities. Amazing! Thanks for reading and sharing this post, Andy.

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  4. Yes, so true. Our attitude towards what we do and our relationship with our Creator inform our approach to our work. Thanks for reading and commenting! Blessings!


  5. it’s an incredible thing to know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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