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What Matters? How we Work or What we Do?

September 21, 2008

What matters to God is the way we work, not what we do for work. This is a common perception of work; assuming, of course, that your work is ethical. But apart from this assumption, does God really care what we do for a living? Does God really care whether we install urinals or pacemakers? Or is God primarily concerned with how we do our work?

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  1. Sara permalink
    September 21, 2008 1:59 pm

    great job, JD! I remember this (God/work connections) as one of your passions – glad you’re still writing about it:)

  2. September 22, 2008 10:14 pm

    “In cultivating theological integration, work can become worship.” Great succinct article.

    Perhaps another linking word, in addition to How and What is Why? We are to do all things unto Christ our Lord (Col. 3:23). Why? Because He is Lord God Almighty who created all things, and is worthy, and is shown to be the great motivator for both the what and how of our vocation — Why we exist and move and have our very being.

  3. September 23, 2008 8:58 am

    I’m in a men’s bible study at my church & this was the topic from last night. Having read your article the other day, I felt super prepared.

    I’m actually going to share this with the guys in my group because it does a better job of getting to the message with greater clarity that what was said last night.

  4. September 23, 2008 9:07 am

    Couldn’t agree more, Jeff! In fact, I address some of the why and a lot more of the how in in a longer article here.

    Great to hear, Trey! Thanks for sharing that. I hope it strengthens your group to work as unto the Lord!

  5. September 24, 2008 11:02 am

    Jonathan, great article. Thanks for what you’re doing and keep them coming.

    Trey, I was glad to hear the content on was helpful to you!

    Jeff, Jonathan and I talked about how much his ideas are in line with David Miller’s book God at Work. It’s a really good (but very academic) study of where faith and work groups are in America today with regard to evangelism, ethics, experience, and enrichment. It might be worth looking into

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