Commit Your Work to the Lord

Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.
Commit Your Work to the Lord
Someone who is a magistrate, a householder, a servant, a teacher, a pupil, etc., should remain in his calling and do his duty there, properly and faithfully,  without concerning himself about what lies outside his own vocation. If he does this, he will have his boast within himself, so that he can say: "With my utmost faithfulness and diligence I have carried out the work of my calling as God has commanded me to; and therefore I know that this work, performed in faith and obedience to God, is pleasing to Him. If others slander it, that does not matter much." There are always those who despise and slander faithful teaching and living, But God has given a dire warning that He will destroy such slanderers. And so while such men search for vainglory, anxiously and long, and try to blacken the reputation of the true believers by their slanders, what Paul said will happen to them (Philippians 3:19): "They glory in their shame"; and elsewhere (2 Timothy 3:9): "Their folly will be known to all," Through whom? Through God, the righteous Judge, who will both expose their slanders and bring forth the right of the believers as the noonday (Psalm 37:6).

From Lectures on Galatians (1535) (Luther's Works 27:119-20)
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