This week's Bible study is adapted from the Bible Studies for Life curriculum.
Bible Passages: Proverbs 6:6-11, 16-19, 23-27
Discussion Question: What does working for the Lord look like?
You might feel an ant's life describes your work environment: an ant carries 20 times its weight in what seems like an endless line. It's hard to be diligent when you feel like a drone working for a queen you'll never see.
But you're not a drone at work, at home, at church, or in your community. You're a beloved child working for a King you will see face-to-face.
Paul urges, "Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men" (Col. 3:23, HCSB).
The Message puts it like this: "Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you'll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you're serving is Christ."
How does working for the Lord prevent you from being a slacker? How does working for the Lord prevent you from being a workaholic? What else does it prevent? What does working for the Lord produce at work? At home? In the community?
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