Pastor: your everyday job is sacred work and a calling from God

Many Christians today believe in a distinction between the “sacred” and the “secular,” especially when it comes to work done in the church and work done at a “secular” day job.

But is this a biblical view of work and life? What does God say about work and calling?

This sermon by Pastor Brian Borgman of Grace Community Church in Nevada sets the record straight and expounds from Colossians 3:17-24 and Ecclesiastes 3:9-13 to present a biblical theology of work and vocation.

Colossians 3:23 says “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.” Applying this to our “secular” 40-hour-a-week day job should revolutionize how we view that work. That work is to be done with our whole heart, as to the LORD. It is sacred work, done to the glory of God.

If Christians adopted this view of work, we would be known as the best workers and the best employers — but instead, Christians often act just like the world in our work. Groaning about Mondays, being slack in our labor, speaking poorly of our bosses, not being timely, etc. In doing so, we dishonor God and ruin our witness in the workplace.

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