Daily Devotional Library

God’s Work and Ours

February 1, 2016

The First Day of Work

Genesis 1:1-25
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

February 2, 2016

Made to Work

Genesis 1:26-31
God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

February 3, 2016

The Curse on Work

Genesis 3:14-19
Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.

February 4, 2016

Because of Sin, Work Becomes Selfish

Genesis 11:1-9
Come, let us . . . make a name for ourselves. . . .

February 5, 2016

When Work Appears Meaningless

Ecclesiastes 2:18-25
What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun?

February 6, 2016

When Work Becomes Our Identity

Philippians 3:1-11
I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ.

February 7, 2016

Because of Sin, Work Is Unjust

James 5:1-6
Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you.

February 8, 2016

Redeemed for Work: Masterpieces

Ephesians 2:1-10
We are . . . created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

February 9, 2016

Redeemed for Work: Talented!

Matthew 25:14-30
You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.

February 10, 2016

A New Pattern of Work: Your New Boss

Ephesians 6:5-8
Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people.

February 11, 2016

A New Pattern of Work: Who Is Boss?

Ephesians 6:1-9
He who is both their Master and yours is in heaven.

February 12, 2016

A New Pattern of Work: Humility

Philippians 2:1-11
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.

February 13, 2016

A New Pattern of Work: Integrity

Daniel 1
Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine.

February 14, 2016

God’s Coworkers: Work That Beautifies

Psalm 19
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

February 15, 2016

God’s Coworkers: Governing Society

Romans 13:1-7
The authorities that exist have been established by God.

February 16, 2016

God’s Coworkers: Nurturing Children

Deuteronomy 6:1-9
Impress [these commandments] on your children

February 17, 2016

God’s Coworkers: Health and Healing

Matthew 10:1-8
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons.

February 18, 2016

God’s Coworkers: Cultivating Creation

Proverbs 31:10-31
She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

February 19, 2016

God’s Coworkers: Redemption Agents

Matthew 5:13-16
You are the salt of the earth.

February 20, 2016

God’s Coworkers: Providing for Needs

Genesis 2:8-14
The Lord God made all kinds of trees . . . that were pleasing to the eye and good for food.

February 21, 2016

God’s People at Work: Joseph

Genesis 45:1-11
He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.

February 22, 2016

God’s People at Work: Esther

Esther 4
Who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?

February 23, 2016

God’s People at Work: Musicians

Psalm 150
Praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals.

February 24, 2016

God’s People at Work: Jesus

Matthew 13:53-57
Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?

February 25, 2016

God’s People at Work: Lydia

Acts 16:11-15
The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.

February 26, 2016

Work and Rest

Hebrews 4:7-11
Anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his.

February 27, 2016

The End of Work: Purifying Fire

2 Peter 3:8-13
The earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.

February 28, 2016

The Holy City

Revelation 21:9-21
[The angel] showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.

February 29, 2016

God’s Finished Work

Revelation 21:22-27
The kings of the earth will bring their splendor into [the city].