The Nature of Work – Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

This weekend I am working out of town. I travel frequently at this point in the season as our team attends state, regional and even national competitions. Travel away from home is an aspect of my job. My family accepts this and has adjusted to it over the years. Even though we have adjusted to the schedule, my family and I still make sacrifices at home in order for me to travel.

Within the nature of work is the element of sacrifice. No matter what work, career or profession you are in, or are pursuing, you will have to surrender time and relationships to it.

God has designed work to include sacrifice. When we work we remember that Jesus Christ came to earth to work. In John 5:17 Jesus says, “My Father is always at His work to this very day, and I, too, am working.”

Christ’s work was His sacrifice on the cross so that the world would be saved through Him. He became a man to teach us that the sacrificial quality of work should be exercised to the glory of God the Father.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord” (Colossians 3:23).

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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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