Productivity and The Bible

Recently I’ve been quite enamoured with a few organisational/productivity type blogs. They are the kind of blogs which promote and give insight into being more productive and organised.

I have found many of their articles and suggestions really helpful.

For example there was one particular article which promotes getting your email in-box down to zero each day. Since reading that article I have been quite efficient with my emails and would say that the time spent reading the article has been rather advantageous to my life. However, sometimes it takes a while to find that gold nugget of advice or instruction. Sometimes it could mean trawling through 50-100 different posts before something really strikes you and you feel that you can apply it to your lifestyle and that it will make a positive contribution to your life.

I’m glad the Bible isn’t like that. In 1 Timothy 3:16-17 we are told that all Scripture is God breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness. This is in order to make a person of God competent and equipped for every good work. Therefore, whenever I open the Scriptures and read what God says I can be confident that I am not wasting my time trawling through to find something that’s relevant – it all is!

If only I spent less time reading blogs and more time in His Word!

I wonder then, is the Bible a productivity tool?

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2 thoughts on “Productivity and The Bible

  1. Hey,

    Good post. Certainly the bible is always useful, and every single scripture is useful, but the problem is that not every scripture is useful to what you are going through right at the moment.

    I found this post because today (and at this time in my life) I am trying to learn more about productivity and discipline and getting things done, so I googled Productivity in the bible. If you had any scripture suggestions on this topic, I would love to hear them.

    Rob

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  2. Hi Rob,

    Thanks for your interest and encouragement. Currently i’m not sure where to go in terms of specific verses but i know that Paul speaks of working for the glory of God. And while this can sometimes be used for a whole range of things it seems to sum up the basic premise, that what could be considered productive is only things which are bringing glory to God. Further study in that area would no doubt be useful.

    In terms of getting things done, scripture doesn’t tell us how to go about it but gives a good framework to decide wat’s important and what’s not.

    Cheers,
    Jon.

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