As you relax and enjoy this day of rest, consider these words about our work from John Piper. Regardless of where we work, whether it is in the home, in our church, or in the marketplace, all of our work should be done with God’s glory in mind.
Let me sum up then this simple basis for your thinking of your job in terms of tentmaking.
First, as believers in Christ, you are God’s chosen people.
Second, as God’s people you are aliens and exiles in the secular world.
Third, God wants you there (1 Peter 2:13) and he wants your goals for being there to be different from those around you:
the excellence of your products or services,
the standards of your integrity,
the love you show to people,
the way your spend your salary, and
the verbal testimony you give . . .
all these will be done to show people the God you love and the desire you have that people come to know him and believe and be saved.
Would you take a moment now to take a look at your own goals? Why do you have the job you have? Do you have the mindset of a tentmaker—that everything will be done to make Christ known?
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