“Every day, millions of workers go to work without seeing the slightest connection between what they do all day and what God wants done in the world.” — Doug Sherman
Understanding Work from God’s View
God’s Plan for You at Work
“In the wake of the scandals at Enron and WorldCom, a new businessman is emerging. God is his CEO, integrity is his calling card and the marketplace is his mission field.” (New Man magazine, January 2003
Examples from Real Life
God At Work at Buck Knives Company
I learned about Chuck Buck’s faith in God on Christmas morning a couple of years ago when I opened a gift from my son Jason and his wife Leigh Anne. Inside the Christmas wrapping was a pocket knife. When I was a kid, a pocket knife was something special, and owning one made YOU special, especially if it was a Buck knife.
My Christmas knife included the customary registration and warranty sheet, which things most of us usually discard without a glance. For some reason, this time I did glance at the sheet, and made a wonderful discovery. On the back of the warranty sheet was “A message from Chuck Buck.”
Chuck Buck’s message:
“For God loved the world so much that He gave His only son, so that anyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16.
“If this is your first Buck Knife, “welcome aboard.” You are now part of a very large family. Although we’re talking about a few million people, we still like to think of each one of our users as a member of the Buck Knives Family and take a personal interest in the knife that was bought. With normal use you should never have to buy another.
“Now that you are family, you might want to know a little more about our organization. The fantastic growth of Buck Knives, Inc. was no accident. From the beginning, management determined to make God the Senior Partner. In a crisis, the problem was turned over to Him, and He hasn’t failed to help us with the answer. Each knife must reflect the integrity of management, including our Senior Partner. If sometimes we fail on our end, because we are human, we find it imperative to do our utmost to make it right. Of course, to us, besides being Senior Partner, He is our Heavenly Father also, and it’s a great blessing to us to have this security in these troubled times. If any of you are troubled or perplexed and looking for answers, may we invite you to look to Him, for God loves you. Chuck Buck, Chairman, Buck Knives, P.O. Box 1267, El Cajon, CA 92022.