Monday, January 19, 2015

Work wasn't meant to be bad

Christians often seek work as the result of the fall in the Garden of Eden. We think in a perfect world that we wouldn’t have to do work at all and that we could just play and “enjoy life.”

At church, our pastors have gotten together a group of professional individuals from a variety of fields and invited us to take part in a class with the theme “Work Matters.” It started this Sunday and began right at the beginning of the Bible to show that work has been around since the very beginning.

God worked when he created the Earth and all its inhabitants. He immediately asked Adam to work as well, putting him in charge of all of creation and asking him to maintain the garden. That means Adam had responsibility and something to do every day.

Of course, after the fall, sin made work more difficult and made us dislike it. But it wasn’t meant to be that way in the beginning.

We are to see work actually as a blessing. It was given to us by God, and it was given for a reason. If you look at work as an act of wor(k)ship for an audience of one, it becomes more important and makes you want to give your all.

Plus, we know that God is in charge of everything. So in that effect, we’re his subordinate, his employees. When we see him as our boss, we will want to do quite well at our jobs.

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