MORE THAN A CARPENTER!

Jesus was a carpenter. He worked most of His life in a very low-profile job; all but two or three years of His adult life were spent doing manual labor. His reputation was impeccable; people referred to Him as “Jesus, the carpenter from Nazareth”.

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By studying Jesus’ life, we begin to understand how God values us when we spend our time working. When Jesus – the carpenter – was baptized, His heavenly Father said, “This is My Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17, NIV)

Jesus had yet to give His Sermon on the Mount, or feed the five thousand, or change the water into wine. He had just spent the past thirty years of His life working with wood and stone, getting His hands dirty every day, and God said that He was well pleased. Amazing! In other words, Jesus was obedient in the way He served God through His work and His life. As a result, He pleased God!

Although Christ fulfilled His ultimate purpose on the cross, His work as a carpenter had spiritual significance. He showed us how to make our work meaningful. He taught us that no job is too plain or worldly to God when it’s done for His glory. The motivation behind our work is what makes it important. When our focus is spiritual, we’re able to find the greater purpose and intention in our work.

We can have confidence, no matter what we do, that God is satisfied with our work when it is done for His glory. No matter how lofty the job, no matter how lowly the task, God finds value in our work when we do it for Him. Whatever we do, if we do it for God, it’s worthwhile. It’s that simple!

Enjoy your Wednesday, “Working for Christ”!

“Working for Christ”

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7 Comments on “MORE THAN A CARPENTER!”


  1. Good stuff!!! I never considered to think of why God was pleased with his Son!!!! This Post is at the top of the list……. Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

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  2. garden2day Says:

    The plain truth… Thanks. Take care.

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  4. Daniel Undem Says:

    Great reminder not to judge someone based on what type of job they have. Keep the great posts coming. God Bless.

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  5. What a great way to look at this! Thank you for sharing!

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