If you are employed by a company or individual, then you willingly accepted that position of employment, you agreed with your employer to perform certain tasks, and for that, you will be renumerated for your time as those tasks are completed. This is an agreed upon term by both parties, and both parties are expected to perform those terms as accepted in the agreement.
There are far too many people who would liken themselves to Abraham, “For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.” (Romans 4:3) That would say that all that is necessary is Acts 16:31, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved,” believing that their part of the agreement has been fulfilled, and then expect the Almighty to shower blessings upon them, the items of the world they think they need and want, a healthy, long, uninterrupted life, free from much pain and suffering, and a mind just as free from frustration and turmoil. To them, the employee/employer relationship in this area is nothing whatsoever like that of the world, it is seen as an agreement, but with little work on their part necessary.
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15) Here is where “working faith” and religion begin, here is where those who are seen as profitable and those who are attempting to prove they are profitable begins, and most cannot discern between the two. “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.” (Matt. 6:7) The Roman Catholic cult is not the only religious organization that this verse applies to today, far too many individuals believe that attending church is the only action that is required by the Lord for their part of the employment agreement, that an occasional prayer before a meal, at least in private, is an added extra effort on their part, perhaps helping with the Christmas program requires that the Lord gives them a special bonus, like feeling even closer to Him. They say they are Christians, employed by Him for His glory, but there is no fruit to their labors, they are branches that will be cast into the fire. (John 15:6)
Church has become exactly what our adversary has wanted it to be, an obligation that must be performed to prove that one is saved by grace, and the only deed necessary for that proof of their salvation. Jesus does not go with these people Sunday afternoon through Saturday night, there are no ministering angels that follow them around during the week, because they are not children of God, they are deceiving themselves.
Ask any that you believe fit into this group what the Lord has used them for in the last week or so and you will receive not only silence, but a blank stare, ask them who they spoke the name of the Savior to last month, who they gave their testimony to last year, how many in their life that have come to the knowledge of the saving grace of God through Christ because they led them to the cross, God called them there, and they now serve Jesus effectually. These people want to be paid for a job they’re not doing, and they will be utterly confused a few moments after they open their eyes in eternity.
“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” (James 1:27) You were accepted into an employment field that requires effort on your part, you are to study the manual every single day, and then apply those words in your life, in every single area of it. You cannot be fired from this position, but many who think that they are employed by the King are deceiving themselves, and their paycheck will be that which they have sown.