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.

 Since this is Labor Day week, I thought I would share five biblical principles about our work.

The first four biblical principles are: work enthusiastically, work for God not your company, work on your character and not just your career, and care about the people with whom you work.

The fifth biblical principle about work is -always learn and get better! Expand your skill set. You say, “Pastor is that really in the Bible?” Absolutely. Ecclesiastes 10:10 says, “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 are the five biblical principles about our work this week, 1) work enthusiastically, 2) work for God, not your company, 3) work on your character and not just your career, 4) care about the people you work with, and 5) always learn and get better! If you need a bonus verse on work this week, here you go, Proverbs 16:3, “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.”

I truly hope you have been blessed this week at the office…take care and have a fantastic weekend!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D