Honest, faithful, honorable work of any sort, done as best one can and as helpfully to others as possible, glorifies God.  So a believer may see his or her work as hallowed, whether that work involves handing fast food out of a window, cleaning offices late at night, bartering at the stock market, caring for children, plowing a field, balancing accounts, repairing a car, or (even) composing a manuscript.  God gives His people all kinds of skills and interests and opportunities, and He receives their praise not only in verbal form but in the form of all kinds of work well done in His name.  What turns work, which might otherwise become drudgery, into a vocation is not the nature of the work itself, but the fact that it is done for the glory of the Lord. – J. I. Packer (born on July 22, 1926)


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