Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
Diocese of Abuja
Cathedral Church of the Advent
Epiphany IV - Sunday 22 January 2017
Theme: "The Christian Work Ethic"
Topic: Christ Centred Work Ethics II: Being Honest
Key Text: Col. 3: 22
The second of the Christian's work ethics is that of honesty.
From our Texts, the Christian servant is instructed to work with "sincerity of heart" or honesty in reverence for the Lord.
The word "honesty" implies "singleness" of heart, that is "without ulterior motives."
The Christian worker works ultimately to please his Creator and Lord. He does not work to advance his own cause at the expense of his Employer. That was the intention of Paul in Titus 2: 9 - 10. The Christian worker will work without stealing products, money, tools or time from his Employer.
In the same vein, an Employer ought not to short change his Employees and Customers. He must not use a false measure or compromise on quality.
People should, by their dealings with him, be able to trust his label and believe his Christian testimony
We are called to be honest in all our doings as Christians and so we must remember that God is the ULTIMATE EMPLOYER