With All Your Might
With all Your Might.
"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might" (Eccl 9:10 KJV). How many employers would love to hire people who have this attitude; well if they hire Christians this is what they should see. As Christians we are to shine in all we do; people should see our good works and I believe that includes integrity in the work place (Matt 5:16). The Bible does say that if a man won't work he should not eat (be paid) (2 Thess 3:10).
Our verse from Ecclesiastes also applies to our Christian walk in general. We are to be lights to the world (Matt 5:16); Jesus told us to go and preach the gospel and make disciples all nations - that sounds like with all your might (Mark 16:15-18; Matt 28:18-20).
God is love (1 John 4:8) and his love has been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit (Rom 5:5). We are called to love God with all our might and likewise our neighbors (Luke 10:27). But who is my neighbor the lawyer asked Jesus (Luke 10:25-37). Jesus answered with the parable of the Good Samaritan. The Samaritan came to the aid of a wounded man from a nation that would have nothing to do with his own people. Jesus said you go and do the same.
In the early church the disciples showed love and care for each other with all their might (Acts 2:42-47). This is how our churches should be. Such love in action adorns the gospel of Jesus Christ and attracts people to Christ. (Titus 2:10)