According to recent reports, something called “quiet quitting” is taking the workplace by storm. This new trend is in the wake of many people literally quitting their jobs to pursue other ventures, or perhaps to just spend some time not working at all.
In “quiet quitting”, however, the workers do not actually leave their jobs. Instead, they continue to show up for work and draw a paycheck, but they do the absolute least amount of work they can get by with without getting fired. It remains to be seen how widespread this movement is and how greatly it might affect overall productivity in the economy of the United States. However, “quiet quitting” promises to have a negative effect on the lives of many people.
One could make a case that many people are “quiet quitting” the church. Many people dropped out of church during the pandemic, using it as an excuse to do what they already had a desire to do—quit the church.
However, many professed followers of Christ have not disappeared; they have simply quietly quit. They show up for a minimum number of worship services, just enough to still be considered a regular member of the church. When they do show up, they are not really engaged in the worship services. They do not invite their friends to church. They do not offer their services in any ministry of the church. Yet, like the quiet quitting worker who still draws a paycheck, these church-goers still hope to get rewarded for their “performance”.
How different this is from the Christianity we see practiced in the Bible! The believers in the early church were diligent in their worship and service. They would never dream of trying to get by with the absolute minimum of activity. They went the extra mile to live for Jesus.
This is the type of Christianity we need to see practiced today. Let’s encourage believers to give all they can for the cause of Christ. No quiet quitting allowed!
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”—1 Corinthians 15:58.