All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
Amidst the current economic and business realities, with high-pressure workplaces and simultaneous high unemployment, many Christian theologies of vocation seem unduly idealistic. Yet, as the West's desire for cheap consumer goods unleashes disturbing consequences across the globe, it is clear that our current vocational system poses major challenges to any moral case for prosperity. What would it really mean to think and act Christianly about our labor? Is it possible? In Good Work Esther Reed engagingly tackles these questions within a biblical framework, as she sketches a tangible and realistic theological ethic of work in the hope of God's coming kingdom.