Ready for Work This Week?

I found this greatly encouraging today:

John Calvin:

It is an error to think that those who flee worldly affairs and engage in contemplation are leading an angelic life… We know that men were created to busy themselves with labor and that no sacrifice is more pleasing to God than when each one attends to his calling and studies well to live for the common good. (Calvin’s Commentaries,Luke 10:38)

Martin Luther:

A cobbler, a smith, a farmer, each has the work and office of his trade, and yet they are all alike consecrated priests and bishops, and every one by means of his own work or office must benefit and serve every other, that in this way many kinds of work may be done for the bodily and spiritual welfare of the community, even as all the members of the body serve one another… (An Open Letter to the Christian Nobility)

The Apostle Paul:

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)

(HT: Desiring God)

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