God's Work

God's Work

A slang term for investment banking. It was coined in 2009 by a Goldman Sachs executive attempting to defend investment banking against populist, anti-banking sentiment. However, it is more commonly used ironically by those who oppose perceived excesses in the financial sector.
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With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds; let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own.
Most o' aw, rating 'em as so much Power, and reg'latin 'em as if they was figures in a soom, or machines: wi'out loves and likens, wi'out memories and inclinations, wi'out souls to weary and souls to hope - when aw goes quiet, draggin on wi' 'em as if they'd nowt o' th' kind, and when aw goes onquiet, reproachin 'em for their want o' sitch humanly feelins in their dealins wi' yo - this will never do 't, sir, till God's work is onmade.
Ah, fair sir, it were woundily hard to tell, they are so many, and do so lap the one upon the other, and being made all in the same image and tincted with the same color, one may not know the one league from its fellow, nor how to count them except they be taken apart, and ye wit well it were God's work to do that, being not within man's capacity; for ye will note --"
And then of a sudden as she listened it came home to her that the man was Harold Denver, and that she was the woman, and that all God's work was very beautiful--the green sward beneath her feet, the rustling leaves, the long orange slashes in the western sky.
He sang of the Meat-Eaters as pigs and crows, and sang how fine and good it was for the Fish-Eaters to fight and die doing God's work, which was the killing of Meat-Eaters.
Wherever they are, we can well believe they are doing God's work and getting His wages.
By making unnecessary efforts for a male child, we actually try to interfere in God's work.
Jungel's approach to justification by faith teaches us to honor God's work with people as relational, personal, and embodied.
We debated the use of words like "equipping," and I thought about whether time might have been better used exploring what that word means, and how, as a national church, local congregations and missions could feel equipped and empowered to do God's work.
There are many instances in Scripture where we read about great leaders who defied the years and carried out God's work superbly well at a very advanced age.
Scouts are also introducing an atheist's pledge, after more than 100 years of promising to do God's work.
She said she found the work uplifting as being something good and God's work.