In the Bible there’s a view of work that’s revolutionary. It’s so revolutionary that Dorothy Sayers writes that society as a whole, and individuals in particular, are dying for the lack of it—that individuals are hurting because we don’t have it.
Unless you understand the biblical doctrine of work, you will never find rest. That’s the irony. You see, there’s a kind of work that arises from rest, and on the other hand, there’s a kind of restless work. It’s one or the other.
The biblical doctrine of work has 1) two practical guidelines and 2) two motivational principles.
This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on July 7, 1996. Series: Thessalonians; The Gospel and the End of Time. Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12.
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