We spend much of our time at work. Some of us work in the home, some outdoors, and some in offices. As we work and do business, we face ethical challenges in how we relate to others — both individuals and institutions. Scripture teaches us that it is important that we honor Christ in all that we do, including our work.
Therefore: Child at Work
For millions of children there is no time to be a child. Work fills the day. Millions of them produce goods for US consumers. Children work to help their families, to pay for school, to survive. While there is no accurate accounting of how many of the world’s children contribute to their families’ or their own economic support, the number of working children is surely in the hundreds of millions. Click here to read more.
Therefore: Economic Ethics and the Ten Commandments
One of the most interesting versions of the Ten Commandments appears in Deuteronomy 5. Long before that passage was written down, Moses had led the people out of slavery. Yet many did not know how to deal with their liberation. Click here to read more.
Therefore: Faith in the Workplace
If the faith that we have has to be kept in the church house, it becomes root-bound and irrelevant. It needs the challenge of the workplace, and the workplace needs the perspective of faith. Do you think that our society is just sitting with bated breath waiting for us to bring our faith to the workplace? Click here to read more.
- Work: A Kingdom Perspective on Labor, by Ben Witherington III
- Work Matters: Lessons from Scripture, by R. Paul Stevens
- How the Church Fails Businesspeople (And What Can Be Done About It), by John C. Knapp
- The Heavenly Good of Earthly Work, by Darrell Cosden
“From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required.” Luke 12:48b
“You shall not lend them your money at interest taken in advance, or provide them food at a profit.“ Leviticus 25.37
“Do not say to yourself, 'My power and the might of my own hand have gained me this wealth.’ But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth.“ Deuteronomy 8:17-18
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