we are still looking at this matter of work and now looking at what GOD has to say about job success.
now the wisest man who ever lived was a man named solomon. and he wrote two books of very practical wisdom. one is called proverbs and the other is called ecclesiastes. and it is very interesting that in both of these very practical books, the church is never mentioned but work is one of the major themes.
in fact, solomon says that you can tell the wisdom of a man, you can tell how wise a person is by the way they approach their work.
the foundation for the subject of job success is in proverbs 16 verse 3 in the living bible, commit your work to the LORD, then it will succeed.
now read with me proverbs 3.6 also in the living bible, in everything you do, put GOD first, and HE will direct you and crown your efforts with success.
that is the foundation for job success. he said, put GOD first. ok then how do you do that? you put GOD first by applying biblical principles to your job.
first of all solomon would say, if you want to win at your work, work with a purpose. work with a purpose, that’s the first difference between successful and unsuccessful people.
you see, successful people have a purpose, they have a mission and without this your work becomes a prison.
proverbs 17.24 in the good news says, an intelligent person aims at wise actions, but a fool starts off in many directions.
do you know anybody like that? they are going fifty different ways at once.
what he is saying is that regardless of what kind of job you have, you should be moving toward a goal, you must have a direction.
just a thought from the front porch…