Executive Summary : Theology Of The Workplace Essay
During Wayne Grudem’s visit to Biola University in California, he spoke on what is perhaps the least discussed topic among Christians; theology in business. In an amiable manner, Wayne began to introduce point after point of support for his main premise, that, “the bible views work in a positive way” (Gruden, 2014). Wayne uses many biblical references to support that, “God views work as the moral good.” (Grudem, 2014).
God Commands us to work. Work will be a part of the world until Jesus returns. Proverbs 12:11, “Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.” Work was a part of God’s creation from the beginning, as Adam enjoyed to work with in the land that God gave him. However, as Brian Ruffner explains in his book, “Sin estranges man in all his relationships…and cultivating the earth becomes hard” (Ruffner, pg. 13).
God Commands us to Rest. “God built times of rest to give us structure in our lives” (Grudem, 2014). Most Christians today see the wisdom in taking regular times of rest from hard work. Grudem argues that doing so would be a direct reflection of God, when “on the seventh day he rested from all his work”, Gen. 2:2. Upon his third reason for rest, Gruden states that frequent periods of rest allow workers to enjoy what they have accomplished. In the business of work, it is all too easy to never appreciate how far you have come along in a project. Taking a day of rest…