The 10 Commandments at Work

by | Feb 12, 2015

This morning my Bible reading plan had me in the Old Testament.  I turned to Exodus 20, and there they were…the Ten Commandments!

It had been a while. We are New Testament people. Trying to discern from Jesus and his disciples how to live a worthy life. But God’s word is God’s word. So, I dug in.

I read through them once in a fairly robotic way. You know, it’s the 10 Commandments. But the second time through, they began to humble me. The third time through, I read them with an eye toward our work, and I knew I needed to share them with you.

When you have 10 minutes today, really read this subset of verses from Exodus 20:2-17. Lay them against your work and see what surfaces. My guess is you will find some areas to really lean into.

The 10 Commandments at Work:

1. You must not have any other god but me.

2. You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind.

3. You must not misuse the name of the Lord your God.

4. Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You have six days each week for your ordinary work,  but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God.

5. Honor your father and mother.

6. You must not murder.

7. You must not commit adultery.

8. You must not steal.

9. You must not testify falsely against your neighbor.

10. You must not covet…

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David Roth

David Roth has been the president and CEO of Workmatters since October, 2003. Workmatters is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in Northwest Arkansas in 2003 with a mission is to help people pursue God’s purpose for their work. Since then, Workmatters has been used to impact thousands of leaders in Northwest Arkansas and across the U.S. Prior to leading Workmatters, Mr. Roth was vice president, sales and marketing for J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Before joining J.B. Hunt in 1999, David was the senior vice president of marketing for Manugistics, a supply chain management software provider in Maryland and vice president of marketing for American Software in Atlanta, Ga. He also has nine years of supply chain management experience with McKesson Corporation in San Francisco, Calif. and Harrison, Ark. David has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Arkansas. He resides in Fayetteville, Ark. with his wife, Theresa and has two sons, Dylan and Tyler.