"Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you."
-Jesus (John 6:27)
How do you get up in the morning and go to work not for the food that perishes--not mainly for the profit? This is really a spiritual discovery, attained through much prayer and longing...Yes, labor, but do not labor for the food that perishes. Go ahead and purchase, but act as though you have no goods. Do your business dealings, but stay free from them. The financial outcome of these is not your life...
Christ has lifted the curse of work. He has replaced anxious toil with trust in God's promise to supply our needs and has thus awakened in us a different passion in our work. We turn with joy to the call of Jesus: Seek the kingdom of God first...Labor to love people and honor God...Stop thinking mainly of profitability , and think mainly of how helpful your product or service can become.
-John Piper, Don't Waste Your Life
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