It’s usually the first question we ask.

‘What do you do?’

Much of our identity and self-worth is tied up with our work. We quickly form our opinion of someone by their employment… not convinced? …next time you’re asked, just for fun, tell them you are a Christian minister and watch the response!

The gospel sets us free from placing so much value on work. Ephesians 6:5–9 teaches that the Christian is a slave of Christ. That means we are set free from being a slave to this world and it’s values, and now serve Christ. He gives us our dignity, value, worth, and identity.

Whether we are employees or employers, we all serve Jesus Christ. He is the one we obey. That means we are to do our work with our eyes fixed on Jesus, working to please him… because he has his eyes on us!

The gospel also means we are all equal… whether we are the town cleaner, mayor, or magistrate. We are all under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. This has to transform our attitude to work.

‘Serve whole-heartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men or women’

In Christ, Tory Cayzer.


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