I was listening to a sermon today by John Piper and was struck by a statement he made in reference to humility’s connection to work ethic. Better yet, I found the section in video form. So hear from Piper himself.
Humility toward our abilities and lives brings us to a greater awareness of our need for God’s sovereign grace. We can do nothing apart from God. We are desperately in need of Him. So anything accomplished in this life must be credited to Him. We live to bring God glory. Seeking God’s glory should drive us to work hard because everything we do can bring glory to Him. So…be diligent in everything that you do. Let your work be worship to a holy God. He is more than deserving.