Bible Insights

Do You Worship Work?

Consider Your Sacrifices

Do you worship your work? Of course we would say “no.” But consider that what we make sacrifices for is that which is important to us.

  • Do we make sacrifices for work?
  • Do we sacrifice family time to complete work projects?
  • Do we sacrifice personal health and well-being to climb the corporate ladder, earn a raise, or receive a promotion?
  • Do we sacrifice relationships or needed rest because something at work seems more important?

If so, then perhaps we are at risk of worshiping our work. In doing so, might it be that we’ve elevated our vocation to the status of a god?

Consider what Habakkuk has to say on the subject:

“Therefore he sacrifices to his net and burns incense to his dragnet, for by his net he lives in luxury and enjoys the choicest food.”

That’s certainly something to think about.

[Read through the Bible with us this year. Today’s reading is Habakkuk 1-3, and today’s post is on Habakkuk 1:16.]

Learn more about all twelve of the Bible’s Minor Prophets in Peter’s book, Return to Me: 40 Prophetic Teachings about Unfaithfulness, Punishment, and Hope from the Minor Prophets

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