Why Is Work Important?

Some in the Christian family grow up believing work is somehow bad, that it's a curse brought about by Adam and Eve's sin. Not corrected, this mistake belief can cause people to feel that what they do in their jobs each day isn't that important to God, or at the very least, isn't as important as the work of missionaries and pastors. This in not true, as (Genesis)  teaches us.

First, we learn that God Himself works, as evidenced by the labor that He rested on the seventh day. Then we discover that we were made in His image and that we were granted dominion over creation. This simply implies that we are to work to tend creation. Clearly, the tending of God's creation is work, important work., for God loomed upon His labors and declared them "very good" .It must not escape our attention either that work was declared good before sin entered the picture. In other words, work did not result from the fall and therefore is not a curse.

Let us approach each day's labor, whether at a job or doing another activity to help our family, with an awareness of the dignity and nobility God granted it in creation. Our daily work is used by God to help us care for daily needs. Work that is done as to the Lord gives witness to our words and deeds.

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