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Topic: Work Ethic

Work is not a curse, it is a creation ordinance. A good work ethic is essential to true biblical obedience.

Articles
"Where Is the Fervent Christian?" -- Thomas á Kempis (1380 – 1471)
"A Pre-Protestant Work Ethic" -- Desiderius Erasmus (1466 – 1536)
"'Don't Snore!'" -- Martin Luther (1483 – 1546)
"Prospecting for Gold" -- Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499 - 1562)
"Idleness: An Evil Not a Blessing" -- The Anglican Homilies (1563)
"Idle Hands Can't Feed a Big Mouth" -- William Cowper (1568 - 1619)
"Sent to Hell for Idleness" -- Thomas Watson (c. 1620 - 1686)
"Idleness Is the Hour of Temptation" -- Ralph Venning (c. 1622 - 1674)
"'Stupid and senseless prodigality!'" -- John Tillotson (1630 – 1694)
"The Eighth Commandment" -- The Westminster Divines (1647)
"No Better than Crows and Ravens" -- Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
"The Preciousness of Time" -- Jonathan Edwards (1703 – 1758)
"Work and the Cycle of Revival" -- John Wesley (1703 - 1791)
"By Dint of Steady Labor" -- Thomas Chalmers (1780 – 1847)
"Did He Really Mean 'Everything?'" -- Thomas Chalmers (1780 – 1847)
"The Reproach of the Idle Minister" -- Gardiner Spring (1785 – 1873)
"Labor: 'All a Matter of Habit'" -- Gardiner Spring (1785 – 1873)
"The Necessity of Labor" -- Francis Wayland (1796 – 1865) public
"Love for the Lord Makes Service Delightful" -- James W. Hood (1831 - 1918)
"The Need for Refreshment to Sustain Health and Work" -- Charles Spurgeon (1834 - 1892)
"The Forgotten Man" -- William Graham Sumner (1840 - 1910)
"Loving and Tender, Wise and Firm" -- Theodore Roosevelt (1858 – 1919)
"'The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality'" -- Ludwig von Mises (1881 – 1973)
"Why Not Pay the Employer for the Pleasure of Working?" -- Ludwig von Mises (1881 – 1973)
"Make Good Tables!" -- Dorothy L. Sayers (1893 – 1957) public
"'The pleasure of honest and conscientious labour'" -- John Murray (1898 – 1975)
"Work as the Christian Calling" -- Paul Helm (1940 - )
"The Virtue of Staying Busy" -- Donald Whitney