God and Money: Why Work Can Be Filled With Purpose


Here is a recent sermon describing how we can all worship through our work, without worshipping our work

09/02/12 “Uncovering the Entrepreneur” (Chad Hovind)

The Gift of Work
At the heart of Godonomics is the value and God-given joy of work. Work and labor are gifts from God. He has given us talents to develop and opportunities to utilize them. God expects us to see work as a gift from Him. God wants His people working to provide for themselves and others rather than depending on others to provide for them. In fact, as soon as God made mankind, He gave them work to do.


Genesis 2:15 Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to tend and keep it.

This theme of seeing work as both important and a Biblical command is critical to Godonomics, capitalism, and any successful business or family. Scriptures teach that all of life is spiritual. Work can be as holy as prayer or communion. All of life can be an act of service to God. This was a radically different lens when it was introduced compared to the Greek philosophers of the first century who taught Dualism. Dualism, or Gnosticism, is the belief that there are “spiritual activities” like prayer and church attendance and “nonspiritual” activities like work, recreation, and career.

The Bible teaches that every moment of every day is to be infused with the potential of pleasing God. There is no distinction between spiritual and non-spiritual. Since our work is a way to please God, every day is ripe with the potential for meaning and purpose. Whether you like your job or not… Whether you like your boss or not… The Bible says we can see work through a totally different lens. When we work, we are ultimately working for God. When we use every moment as a spiritual act of worship, we are looking forward to the reward of our labor. There is both an earthly reward (my paycheck and profits) as well as the heavenly reward of hearing “Well done, good and faithful servant.” God will reward us eternally for working diligently and wisely today.

For more information, check out


Comments read comments(2)
post a comment
Andy Cox

posted June 11, 2012 at 10:41 am

What a load of tosh. Not only are you in cloud cuckoo land, mate, you’re proposing we’ll ascend up to cloud cuckoo land when die IF we toe the line and be good little proles and do what our capitalist masters want us to do. Absolute bollocks. And you haven’t even an elmentary understanding about capitalism or what Marx said. See my URL

report abuse


posted June 23, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Captialism is NOT God’s model. Pastoralism is more closely allied. One all but demands one person must get more, always more and at the expense of others. The other is more equal and status quo, peaceful and gentle, each looking out for his/her own and not coveting what they do not have or need. And helping their neighbor during hard times

report abuse

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to and may be used by in accordance with the agreements.

Previous Posts

Those Three Little Words That Strengthen a Marriage... "Can't Afford It."
Four powerful words: "We Can't Afford It." These are words that are lobotomized out of the vocabulary of insatiable materialism and politicians. Instead of admitting that we as a nation can't afford helpful, but expensive programs; we keep ...

posted 5:59:00am Feb. 25, 2014 | read full post »

Glenn Beck, Capitalism, and the Bible
I had an opportunity to speak with Glenn Beck recently about the Biblical case for free market capitalism.  Here is a clip. [youtube][/youtube] I was reading the book of Ruth again this week and ...

posted 6:48:57am Feb. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Godonomics in Action: Boaz the Conservative Liberal?
In the Old Testament, Ruth chapter 2, we see a great example of Godonomics. His name is Boaz, a rather wealthy land owner. 1 "There was a relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech" He is such a ...

posted 6:41:00am Feb. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Godonomics says, "We should NOT be our brothers' keeper"
About once or twice a month, a politician or religious leader pulls out the ole, "The Bible tells us to be our brother's keeper."  The problem is ... Being your brother's keeper is not only NOT prescribed in the Scriptures; it's almost a ...

posted 7:54:26am Feb. 02, 2014 | read full post »

Didn't Jesus Drive Capitalists Out Of The Church... uh... no!
[youtube] [/youtube] There is an often misunderstood, but relatively well known passage in the Bible about Jesus's anger that speaks to this issue: 45 Then He went into the temple and began to drive ...

posted 5:30:55am Jan. 30, 2014 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.