Avodah

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Avodah is a Hebrew word which means Work, Worship and Service. The one word avodah is completeness in worshipping, working and serving the Lord.

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: Let my people go, so that they may worship (avodah) me.’ ” Exodus 8:1

The people of Israel were to be set free from the bondage of 400 years of slavery to the Pharaoh so they could Worship, Work and Serve the Lord.

There is no retirement with avodah. The goal of avodah is to use your time, talent and treasures to Glorify God in service to the Lord and others.

23 Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men,

24 Knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [and not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your [real] reward. [The One Whom] you are actually serving [is] the Lord Christ (the Messiah). Colossians 3:23-24

Is your work worship?

Is your work serving the Lord?

Jesus said in Mark 4 19 Then the cares and anxieties of the world and distractions of the age, and the pleasure and delight and false glamour and deceitfulness of riches, and the craving and passionate desire for other things creep in and choke and suffocate the Word, and it becomes fruitless.

What is the goal of your work? Is your goal of avodah to work, worship and serve or is it having enough money to retire?

Work is an expression of your public worship. Your attitude expresses how much God loves you. Every position in work can be avodah.

Jesus said in Matthew 6: 24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

There is no retirement in avodah. God takes pleasure and delight in your avodah to HIM. The enemy of God wants you to not avodah. The enemy wants you to not be productive in your work, worship and service. You cannot avodah Money and God. Jesus said “To worship God only” in Luke 4.

The purpose of wealth is to avodah God. God establishes HIS Covenant Promise of wealth with HIS people by adovah. 18 But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth,and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today. Deuteronomy 8:18

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