Unfortunately, it’s very likely that I will walk in to work today and work hard to earn my paycheck, win the esteem of my bosses, gain the approval of my coworkers, build my own little kingdom. Maybe that’s what you’re planning to do today also.
We won’t lie to our coworkers or steal from our bosses, but if we don’t do every task in thoughtful worship to God, our actions will still be sin.
Here’s an important and difficult truth you might need to be reminded of: Sin isn’t the doing bad things. Sin is the doing of any thing for any reason other than God’s glory.
Sin is working hard solely for a paycheck or ‘selflessly’ serving your coworkers just to gain their approval.
Good things done for the wrong reasons aren’t good things.