Workers and Shirkers


Fellow-employees Ron and John (not their real names) were talking. As they part, Ron says, “Don’t work too hard, John.” “Oh, don’t worry,” says John, “I won’t. Minimum wage—minimum work!”

John may have been joking, but his response reflects the don’t-sweat-it attitude of many.

The hard worker is likely not too popular with the minimum crowd.


The Christian must not be one of the just-get-by guys. What Paul says to believing slaves applies in principle to the Christian employee:

“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve” (Colossians 3:23-24, emphasis added).

Minimum John doesn’t know what he’s missing!

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Scripture quotations taken from the NASB:

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