God’s Big 10

It’s GOD @ WORK WEEK here on GUWG, where we’re taking an in-depth look at what the Bible says about the wonderful world of work.

Today’s topic: THE 10 COMMANDMENTS @ WORK.

Most companies have values statements. They get put on a nice plaque, hung in a conference room and then promptly forgotten. My guess is that if you asked employees to recite ’em, only a tiny fraction could. And only a tiny fraction of that would actually try to live ’em out.

Want to see God’s values statement? Check out the timeless truths in the 10 Commandments.

Do you know ’em by heart? Do you live ’em out?

How on earth could these commandments — written several thousand years ago before the invention of computers, iPhones or even Facebook — possibly apply in today’s workplace? I humbly suggest that you pray through ’em yourself and ask God that question.

For what it’s worth, here’s what I came up with …

    1. Always always always put God first.
    2. Never ever ever make work or anything/anyone else an idol.
    3. Don’t misuse God’s name (even when you’re reeeeeally angry).
    4. Take some time off (at least Sundays) and spend it with God.
    5. Honor your mom and dad (why not call ’em over your lunch break?).
    6. Don’t think murderous thoughts about your boss, co-workers or anyone else.
    7. Don’t lust after anyone.
    8. Don’t steal from the company (that includes pens, paper and post-its).
    9. Don’t lie.
    10. Don’t covet your co-workers’ jobs, cubicles or anything else.
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