Maybe you have watched someone climb the ladder, move up the ranks. Can you honestly say having stuff has brought the happiness and peace they expected?
We are teaching our kids to work hard to take care of your needs. But also work hard so you can contribute to taking care of the needs of others.
Ephesians 4:28 says, “Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.”
Paul is not encouraging the Ephesians to work hard to take care of those who also need to learn to work hard. He challenges them to labor in a way that builds their own confidence and self-esteem and also allows them to help another to do the same.
When our motivation for achievement comes from a place other than getting to get more, God can bless the work of our hands and give glory to Himself. Let’s teach our kids to get more so they can give more.
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