If we are people of God’s word, and if all Scripture is profitable for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that God’s people are equipped to do good work, then surely the leader is driven by biblical ideals and high expectations.
Now the first reaction to the title of this piece might be “What! How can anyone say they stand perfectly obedient before God?” On one level, this is the right reaction. How can anyone claim such a thing, knowing the place of sin in the human heart?
Currently the Christian blogosphere is abounding in pieces about Christians and their secular work. The majority of these articles are written in order to help the Christian think deliberately about their day-to-day work and how it fits within God’s plan for their lives. While these pieces can be helpful (and others theologically questionable!), it seems to me the majority of them are overly positive about work.