Colossians 3:23 (NIV) Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.
Work is a Virtue
- Men work to sustain themselves an their family, but his work also sustains and benefits the community.
- Mammon: the sustaining relationship between a man and his work.
- A man needs work. We are hard-wired to produce, and not doing so knocks us out of proper alignment.
Mammon is a relationship, not a pursuit
- The power of man’s connection with his work is so great that categorizing it as anything other than a relationship leads to underestimating its tendency to swallow his other
- Unless a man Prepares for it, Mammon will move inexorably to the center of his Concentrica and knock him out of Relational Rhythm.
- Mammon Is The Easiest Relationship To Maintain
- Mammon Provides The Most Direct Affirmation
- Mammon Is The Only Relationship That Is Terminable At Will
- To Accelerate his Fellowship, the HIM views Mammon as a relationship he must address with Deliberatude rather than just a function he must perform to pay his mortgage.
Mammon is a man’s least important relationship
- While Mammon is critical to a man, his family and ultimately his Community, it is still the least important relationship on his Concentrica.
- Because it is easy, affirming and controllable, the temptation to elevate the importance of Mammon is compelling.
- The HIM may love his work, but he does not live to work. Instead, he works to enrich the lives of those he loves and with whom he lives.
The consensus over this reading is that work isn’t the most important thing we have, however we can use it to further the SkyQ’s kingdom. Do all things through him.