"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the
lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light
shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and
glorify your Father who is in heaven." -Jesus, in Matthew 5:14-16
Honoring God is a full-time occupation. His assessment of our
love for Him is affected by how we treat His commandments, how we treat
Him, how we treat our coworkers and customers, and how our behavior makes
Him look to people who don't know Him. Christian workers often ask me
what kinds of actions honor God at the office. Here are just a few of
There's no such thing as the lesser of two evils. Evil is evil.
When a coworker's being unjustly criticized by a manager, speak up.
When you lose your temper with somebody, apologize.
Go out of your way to make the newcomer feel welcome.
It's okay to pray with your eyes open. Especially if you're a truck
Don't cover up your mistakes. Admit them.
Say "we" more than "I".
Tell the truth. Always.
Never sell them more than they need.
Admire and praise good work by others.
Ask people questions.
Listen when people talk to you.
When you have a right to lose your cool, don't.
Stop laughing at off-color jokes.
Tell the workers everything.
Do your job better than yesterday.
When circumstances force you to do the wrong thing, quit.
Be loyal to your workers even when they don't deserve it.
Be loyal to your managers even when they don't deserve it.
Never see "how little" you can hire a worker for.
Pray for the person who just yelled at you.
Talk about God while you're working.
Talk to God while you're working.
Think about your coworkers' eternal destinies. Help them meet Jesus
when you can.
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to pray for you this week. We invite you to let your co-laborers for
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