What Do Mormons Believe: Employment

June 15, 2011

“Work is the foundation upon which self-reliance and temporal well-being rest. Members [of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] should prepare for and carefully select a suitable occupation or self-employment that will provide for their own and their families’ needs. They should become skilled at their work, be diligent and trustworthy, and give honest work for the pay and benefits they receive.” 1

“Our Heavenly Father asks only that we do the best we can—that we work according to our full capacity, however great or small that may be.” 2

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3 Responses to “What Do Mormons Believe: Employment”

  1. cindy

    Doesn’t it seem as though God asks that we represent Him by “being” His workmanship, rather than doing His work?  Isn’t relying on God a better witness than presenting our work to Him?
    Consider the faith is takes to live according to this scripture…”Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”

  2. Bus Gillespie

    Cindy this sounds like semantics to me and a nice excuse to not have to do anything.  How are you “his workmanship” if you aren’t doing good?  And “if ye do it unto the least of these, ye have done it unto me.”  I believe he expects some action out of us, that we become agents of action rather than to be acted upon.

  3. cindy

    Why would God ever call us to “worketh not?” when Jesus called us to do it unto the least of these?