• Our Divine Vocation

    Luke 2:22–35

    Since God is absolutely sovereign over all and works all things according to His purposes (Eph. 1:11), we understand that every instance of suffering results from His calling upon us. This is true even when we do not know why ...Read More

  • Paul’s Gospel Obligation

    Romans 1:13–15

    All believers have been called by God to a specific task and given certain gifts for ministry. The question for us is whether we feel driven to fulfill this vocation and use the gifts that the Lord has given us. ...Read More

  • The Sins of Idle People

    2 Thessalonians 3:11–12

    We do not have to become respected preachers, notable heads of state, or scientists who make history-changing discoveries in order to live noble lives that honor God. Instead, we need only to engage in lawful work no matter what vocation ...Read More

  • Taking Your Faith to the Marketplace

    Reflect on some ways you can take Christ into the marketplace of your occupation or profession.Read More

  • An Unsatisfied Appetite

    Ecclesiastes 6:7–9

    Those who live in societies that are characterized by great wealth and abundance must take special care not to make gods out of their appetites. There is nothing wrong with having nice things, but if we think those nice things ...Read More

  • The Virtue of Patience

    Ecclesiastes 7:8–9

    Impatience can lead to frustration, which can lead to anger. Cultivating a patient spirit by focusing on the promises of God in His Word and the work of the Spirit of the Lord will lessen frustration and reduce the anger ...Read More

  • The Vocation of Deacon

    1 Timothy 3:8–13

    Deacons play a vital role in making sure that those with material difficulties have their basic needs met. But they cannot do this without the support of the entire congregation. Therefore, it is essential that we support the deacons, as ...Read More

  • The Vocation of Elder

    1 Timothy 3:1–7

    Elders are God’s gift to the church to teach us the Word of God, exercise church discipline, and make decisions for the good of the Lord’s people. God has placed them in authority over us, and we are bound to ...Read More

  • The Vocation of Husbands

    Ephesians 5:25–33

    Husbands must love their wives as Christ loves the church, which means they must be willing to die for their wives. The husband’s willingness to die for his wife may take the form of actual, physical death wherein the husband ...Read More

  • A Warning against Idleness

    2 Thessalonians 3:6–9

    Many people want to work but are unable to do so because of illness, disability, or other things outside their control. Others are unable to work because they cannot find employment even though they are trying. Still others are able-bodied ...Read More

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