Continually Learn And Grow – February 10, 2017

Ecclesiastes 10:10, If the axe is dull and its edge is unsharpened, more strength is needed but skill will bring success.

Proverbs 16:3, Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.

I’ve been teaching a series at Cottonwood Creek entitled, “Life Matters More When We Honor God!” When we look at Scripture one of the most important areas in which we can honor God is through our work or our vocation. This week I want to share with you five Biblical principles about our work. If you missed my previous thoughts, you can find them on my daily blog, www.johnmarkcaton.com. The fifth Biblical principle about work is always learn and get better. Expand your skill set. You might wonder if that is really in the Bible? Absolutely. Read Ecclesiastes 10:10, “If the axe is dull and its edge is unsharpened, more strength is needed but skill will bring success.” Skill brings success.

Ask yourself today, “what do I need to learn or get better at, to do my job more effectively?” Then develop a plan and do it. Here is a summary of the five Biblical principles of work:

1) Work enthusiastically
2) Work for God, not your company, boss or board
3) Work on your character and not just your career
4) Care about your coworkers
5) Always learn and get better

If you need a bonus verse read Proverbs 16:3, “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.”

Take care and have a fantastic weekend!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D