God’s Work and Ours

February 1, 2016 • Steven Koster

Our upcoming theme in February for the Today devotionals will be “God’s Work and Ours,” written by Pastor Rob Toornstra.

Most of us will spend about a third of our life working.

Some of us take care of children, some of us paint houses, some of us examine patients, and some of us teach math. We invest, we invent, we create, we build, we maintain, and we cultivate.

Does our work matter to God?

Throughout the month of February, we will explore what the Bible says about work.

We will reflect on passages that show how our work mirrors God’s work, and we will look at texts that reveal how sin damages our work. We will also experience how salvation through Jesus gives us a new hope for the work we do. Most importantly, we will recognize that our work has immense significance in God’s eyes!

Our writer this month is Pastor Rob Toornstra. He has served as a pastor in Salem, Oregon, for over nine years and recently completed a doctoral thesis on the topic of work and preaching. When not busy with his work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy, and their three children. As a family, they find joy in cooking, geocaching, and traveling.

I find work to be both a gift and a task. As God’s image bearers, everything I do glorifies or tarnishes God’s reputation, and that’s some responsibility. I look forward to exploring with you how our day-to-day work matters to God.

May you be refreshed, refocused, and renewed in God’s word!

Steven KosterSteven Koster

Steven Koster

Former Executive Editor of Today

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