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Praise God at Work


According to the Rosen Institute, several signs indicate when a workplace has gone into survival mode: everything is urgent, appointments are constantly missed or rescheduled, stress is overwhelming, there is little to no joy, and everyone is reactionary. Even if just one of these signs is present, it might be an indication that you or members of your team are merely surviving. Perhaps you are at a point in your life when you can relate to these signs, whether in the workplace or at home.

In today’s reading, David was in that place. He was fleeing from Saul and had one job: to survive. Nonetheless, he turned his attention away from his circumstances and toward the nature and person of God. He identified his obstacles: “I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts” (v. 4). Even when his enemies plotted against him (v. 6), God was his protection and his deliverance.

David knew God was to be exalted, praised, and lifted up among the nations regardless of his circumstances. When God delivered him, David did not shy away from praising the Lord with both his heart and his words. A chorus repeats in verses 5 and 11: “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.” He was a musician, after all, and could not help but sing about what the Lord had done.

Perhaps the Lord has brought you through some difficult times as well. When all you could think about was survival, God was thinking about your growth. One way we can measure our spiritual growth is to see how often we praise the Lord with our words and our lives. His praise should be continually on our lips.

Apply the Word

Our lives should be a witness for the Lord, especially in the workplace. How can you glorify the Lord at work this week? Maybe you need to show grace to a coworker or a customer, or perhaps when you receive praises, you can credit the Lord’s goodness. Praise God that He has given you a job and He is able to use it for His glory.

BY Chris Rappazini

Chris Rappazini is the associate professor and program head of the BA and MA in Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary. He is the vice president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and previously served as the associate minister of preaching and teaching at Southside Christian Church in Spokane, Washington. Chris and his wife, Ashley, and their three children reside in Northwest Indiana.

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