Did you know that the Bible talks about how to get promoted at work, how to be an honorable employee, and how to keep improving at your God-given gift?
It does. Whether you’re an employee or an employer, this will help you better understand the biblical principles of work.
In Matthew 25, Jesus relays the story of three servants who were each given a specific amount of money by their employer to watch over until he returned from a trip.
Two of the servants not only watched over what they were given, but also went the extra mile and doubled their employer’s money through wise investing. The third servant took the money he was given, but he had no motivation and did nothing with it. He just dug a hole and buried it until the employer got back.
In essence, the third servant had the attitude: I didn’t ask to be in charge of anything. I just wanted to punch the clock and be happy.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WORKERS
When the employer got back from his trip, he rewarded the two faithful servants by making them rulers over even more. But he took away everything from the third servant, so he ended up with nothing at all.
A lot of people don’t want to do any more than they have to do. They just want to show up and never exert any extra effort. The world is that way. People will fight you and say, “Man, you’d better slow down. You’re working too hard. You’ll make the rest of us look bad.”
I’ve had that said to me, and my kids have had that said to them. But we can’t expect to get more if don’t step out and do more. It’s a law of the kingdom.
“To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away” (Matthew 25:29 NLT).
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THE TAKE AWAY
We need to train ourselves, and raise our kids, to be faithful, hardworking, “go-the-extra-mile” kind of people. If they’ll do this, not only will they increase, but they’ll be promoted and given more to manage.
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