January 31, 2017 – Tuesday
Proverbs 1:7 [NIV] The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Colossians 3:23 [NIV] Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters
Being part of the 21st Century workforce, we all know we need to be constantly learning and improving our skills. A lot of money is spent by organizations to ensure its employees are up-to-date with the latest in skills and technologies. Some workers embrace these needs as part of training as continual learning, while others absolutely hate going to class.
As Christian public servants, you and I should be a part of the group that sees training as continual learning. Having a healthy respect and love (fear) for the Lord, we can be open to whatever needs to be learned for the job. And this will help us to be our best at work just as scriptures require.
So today at work, if a skill needs to be learned or refreshed, just see it as training as continual learning. And view it as a requirement for your other job – being a minister at work for the Lord.
The knowledge gained about your job will permit you to give Him even more glory!
Dear Lord, I desire to know all that You would have me know. I thank You for the knowledge You have given me and ask for Your help to continually learn more for my employer and for Your ministry in my workplace. May You keep me from being foolish and always open to Your word. In Your name, I pray. Amen.
Training Manager, Apprentice School
Newport News Shipbuilding
Newport News, Virginia USA