In Dorothy Sayers excerpt on purposeful work, she writes:
“That it should, in fact, be thought of as a creative activity undertaken for the love of the work itself; and that man, made in God’s image, should make things, as God makes them, for the sake of doing well a thing that is well worth doing.”
God has created every person in his image. As God’s image-bearers, each individual carries with them unique talents and gifts God has given them to steward. These gifts paint a different picture for each of us, but scripture reiterates that God intends that we use these gifts well.
> Read Matthew 25:14-30 , The Parable of the Talents
Did you feel the drastic difference in tone?
"Well done, done good and faithful servant."
"You wicked and slothful servant!"
Jesus himself delivers a rash message to the servant who does not profit! We were not made to simply marvel at humanity and bury our talents.
When resources are used in a way that benefits others, everyone prospers. Ultimately, an entrepreneurial project benefits the community as a whole because the end result is a product that prices reveal to be valuable.
Here’s the kicker- making money should not be the primary purpose of the business.
As creators and entrepreneurs we should work hard to bring profit so that we can make an opportunity for others to live up to their God-given potential.
Profit. A Limited Collection by Broekn Design.
For the digital creators out there- this design visualizes working in vector programs. The Profit layer is selected with the cursor on the letter R. This effect draws initial focus on the “R", circling back to this message that we ARE called to bring profit to our communities as believers.
The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (IFWE) is a Christian organization advancing a free and flourishing society by revolutionizing the way people view their work. We believe the Bible’s timeless truths about the purpose of our work and how to make wise decisions with all that we've been given. When Christians understand and live out the biblical meaning of work, then lives, societies and nations will be transformed for Christ.