PROVERBS RESOURCES: WEEK 6 - "Work Ethic"

Each week during our Proverbs series we will be posting follow up resources to help you further reflect on and apply the word preached on Sunday.

SERMON SUMMARY - This week we continued our look into the wisdom of Proverbs as we considered our work and work ethic. We’ve all been created by God to work. God has set before each of us work, responsibilities, and opportunity to steward for his glory. The unwise (the sluggard) squanders his time and his ability, but the wise works with diligence and dependence on God in all things.

Here is a link to the sermon if you missed it - LINK - Please listen if you missed our gathering.

SCRIPTURE TO MEDITATE ON THIS WEEK - Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Proverbs 6:6 (ESV)

MC/DNA DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. What was God’s original design for our work? (Consider Genesis 1:28-31)
  2. Work is good for all of us, sin makes work hard. What are some of the challenges you face in your work/responsibilities?
  3. Read Proverbs 6:6-11. Are there areas of your work or responsibilities where you find yourself more like the sluggard than the ant? What are they? What’s the root cause?
  4. Proverbs 6:6-11 tells us to learn from the ant— this is meant to humble us. How are you humbled or challenged by the work ethic of the ant in Proverbs 6?
  5. In the Gospel we have all the resources we need to live out our everyday callings for God’s glory— what does it look like for you to trust Jesus daily in work?

Additional Resources:
Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller

Need pastoral prayer, help or care? If you’d like to discuss this more with one of our pastors, please email [email protected] and we would love to set up a time for someone to meet with you.