Do You Worship Work?

Do You Worship Work?

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

  • Do you make sacrifices for work?
  • Do you sacrifice family time to complete work projects?
  • Do you sacrifice personal health and well-being to climb the corporate ladder?
  • Do you sacrifice relationships or needed rest to earn a promotion or get a raise?

If so, then perhaps you worship your work. Perhaps you have elevated your vocation to the status of god. 

Consider what Habakkuk had 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.”

[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 DeHaan’s new book, Dear Theophilus, Minor Prophets: 40 Prophetic Teachings about Unfaithfulness, Punishment, and Hope

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.

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