For Labor Day

For Labor Day

Thanks to all who have communicated with me about my new book on work.

I wrote The Way We Work out of a conviction that the primary worship we offer to God is our work. How we work is a daily sacrifice of praise to the God who sustains us. It is a great exercise to end each work day with a prayer that says, “This is my offering to you, God.” Like Paul said to the Ephesians, we work for God.

Work is also our primary witness. We honor God by the quality of our work. I cringe when somebody is lazy, unethical, and sub-par on the job but says, “Jesus” all day long.  Just shut up and do your job well. Then you can add the Jesus label.

Trevecca Nazarene University employees work on Labor Day. The odd academic calendar requires it so that students can go home earlier for Christmas. Here’s a salute to my friends who offer their worship to God via serving college students. They do great work.

Wishing you a great Labor Day!