1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
Steve Wood has observed that it is highly unlikely that any person, on his or her deathbed, will lament, “If only I had spent more time at the office!” There is something in all of us that recognizes that “work” as it is usually meant (that endless shuffle of paper, numbers, and filing) is not quite what life is all about. Yet even this can have eternal significance if it is done for what it, like all work, ultimately is: the work of the Lord. For the fact is, no work is vain if it is done unto God through Christ. Work done for the sake of loving God and neighbor is work that is not vain—even if it consists of picking lint out of dryer filters. On the other hand, magnificent, “important” and interesting work that is done with no thought for God and in the cold egoism that holds all people in contempt is work that will, in the end, be vain, except for the saints who thank God for its fruits. Today, whatever you do, do it with all your heart, giving thanks to God the Father through Jesus Christ.