Monday, March 27, 2006

Making much of God


I’m still reading John Piper’s book, Don’t Waste Your Life; I’ve just finished the eighth chapter, Making Much of Christ from 8 to 5. This section of the book deals with answering the question, “How can my life count for the glory of God in my secular vocation?” The answer he gives is: to enjoy much of Him by the way we work. Or, in my case, by the way we study.

So how do we do that? Dr. Piper directs us to six Biblical truths.

Through the fellowship that we have with Him throughout the day in all our work (1 Corinthians 7:24).

By the joyful, trusting, God-exalting design of our creativity and industry.

When it [our work] confirms and enhances the portrait of Christ’s glory that people hear in the spoken Gospel.

By earning enough money to keep us from depending on others, while focusing on the helpfulness of our work rather than financial rewards.

By earning money with the desire to use our money to make others glad in God.

By treating the web of relationships it [our work] creates as a gift of God to be loved by sharing the Gospel and by practical deeds of help.

There’s just a lot of spiritual reminders in this book that every time I finish a chapter, I’d almost always say, “Oo nga, ano?”

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