Everyone on earth has a work to do, and it may be different from one’s current job. A job may be the task we get paid for at the moment, but a work is the task God gives us for our lives. Jobs come and go but the work remains. Your present job may be preparation for your ultimate work. Ecclesiates 9:7-18, gives direction for leaving the right legacy to those who come behind us.
1. Work joyfully, since approval comes from God (vv. 7-9)
2. Work energetically, even if the results seem uncertain (vv. 10-12)
3. Work wisely, with the benefit of God’s perspective (vv 13-18)
John Maxwell Bible