Triple Bottom Line

What is a believer’s contribution at the work place? I’d like to propose a triple bottom-line for the Kingdom:

1) A follower of Christ serves God through the work itself. When a “scrub tech” hands a doctor the instrument used in surgery, they are serving the doctor and are employed by the hospital, but they are also working for God, who is please with every good deed. In fact, it is God who prepares these good works for us:

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10, NIV)
2) A follower of Christ serves God by influencing individuals: their co-workers, bosses, customers, clients, people they supervise – everybody their work brings them into contact with – through their attitude, character and at times, verbal witness to the Gospel. This kind of influence can be subtle or it can be dramatic, but like good deeds, it is something we can depend on God to bring about:
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.” (2 Corinthians 2:14, NASB)
3) A follower of Christ can also serve God by influencing their environment. The scale of this influence can vary due to time on the job, position and personality. It may be a one-time thing or many small impacts over time, but God has a long history of using His people to “give the Empire a nudge.”
For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)

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