The key idea that underpins The Gospel at Work is that there are two false ways for a Christian to treat their work – they can treat it as an idol or they can be idle. ?Neither of these approaches reflects that it means to work for King Jesus:
Our work can become the primary object of our passions, our energy, and our love. We end up worshipping our job.?On the other hand, we can slip into being idle in our work. ?When we fail to see God’s purposes in our work, we don’t really care much about it. ?We fail to give and attention to it, or despise it and generally neglect our?responsibility?to serve as if we were serving the Lord. Unfortunately,?idleness?in work and?idolatry?of work are both celebrated in our society … [they?are both ] deadly?misunderstandings?of how God wants us to think about our jobs. [From the opening section, The Challenge]
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