Bible Q & A
My employer has told me he will have to fire me if I do not begin working on the Sabbath. Jobs are very hard to find in
this locality. Should I keep the Sabbath regardless, and trust God for another job?
immediate question that always comes into mind is: “How
am I going to support my family?” To obey God takes
real courage and faith in God. We know we have his
sure promise that He will provide for our
needs. God may allow you to be temporarily jobless to
test your faith, but as long as you obey Him and follow
Christ – and keep looking for a job—you will find work. God will not
forsake you (Deut. 4:30-31). But there is one thing to
remember, you must be a hard a trusted worker. God will
not intervene for one who is lazy! We must not look to
the physical circumstances involved, but trust God in
thought they would lose their jobs have been surprised
that their employers changed their minds about firing
them. Others, who have lost their jobs for
refusing to break God’s Sabbath Day, have soon had equal
or better jobs!
told in Matthew 6:31-33, “. . .take no thought (anxious
thought or worry), saying, what shall we eat?
Or…Wherewithal shall we be clothed . . . for your
heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these
things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his
righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto
you.” The person who accepts God at His Word, and is
willing to STEP OUT on faith, exercising it, and
trusting Him to supply every need, is a person upon whom
God will look with favor and to whom God will see that
work is supplied.
God’s guidance and intervention, so that you will have
His help in finding the right job should you be fired.
Then you will keep your job, or find a better one if you
do lose your present job!