The doctrinal intents and concept of these two words: Walk and Work as used in the Bible should be practically understood by believers as both words underscores the imperative nature and diference between our Christian life and kingdom service respectively.
This is very important considering the integral and the chronological order of effect of both concepts.
The Bible does not really use both words interchangeably nor make them depict a common idea. Just as it is Worthy of note that many believers don’t really give a literal attention and Interpretation to both words as used in the Bible; an outcome of which negates their biblical undertone and benefit or usefulness.
Now, the Biblical use of the word, Walk entails conduct and relationships; it goes with our Christian character while the word, Work implies our Christian Service or Ministry side. Again, both are integral by way of the fact that the Character factor can’t be separated from the service strength, and chronological in order in the sense that in the sequential order of effect, Walk or conduct comes before Work or Service or Ministry; it’s indeed, Walk to Work, and not Work to Walk.
Thus, believers must realize that God as revealed in the Bible ties both Character and Service together, and that Character should be established or attained before service or ministry engagement.
It is important that believers realize that God actually calls us to Walk with Him within which we are made to then Work with Him; we’re called to conduct ourselves before Him, and thereby work with Him.
Unfortunately, many believers tend to only Work with God neglecting this fundamental side of Walking with Him first.
Further, believers must realize that our crowning in the end will be subject to both our Character and Ministry test and outcome; our obedience and performance to His laws and Service respectively (2 Tim. 2:4). And, that the latter without the former would not earn us the desired crown of reward in the end, when Christ shall come with His glorious and eternal reward..
Prof. Stewart MBA, Pastor