Making a Profit
God At Work Series
Making a Profit: “…for the common good.”
Jason Pagel, preaching
1 Cor. 12&13
The commonly assumed and relatively unexamined practice is to leverage what you have primarily for personal gain. “Show them what you can do.” “It’s all about who you know.” “Take advantage of every opportunity.” For the kindhearted, “giving back” might eventually enter the conversation mostly as a thank offering for all that “we have been given.” But what if God’s gifts to us are not primarily for us? What if he intends our given ability to do something not as a means for our own individual advancement but instead as a resource “for the common good.” And what if His greatest gifts to us are what he does in us and through us. Perhaps the best kind of life really is a life that is given away.