Take A Vacation And Find Pleasure In Your Work

Often we complain about work. The truth is some work stinks. (Have you ever watched Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe? Love that show) It is also true that God placed a curse on the ground as a part of penalty of sin. He said that man would earn his bread or living by the “sweat of his brow.” The Bible is filled with stories about people who abused work, manipulated people at work, and made work to become idolatrous because they began to worship their work or what it produced.

However, work is a good thing. God gave man work before the fall. It was a part of God plan for man to “multiply and fill the earth” and to “rule over it and subdue it.” Think of this:

  • Man is created in God’s image
  • God worked (6 days He created)
  • God commanded the man and the woman to work
  • Work is for God’s glory
  • God created us with gifts and creativity to be used for His glory
  • When I do not use my gifts it is sin
  • Work gives us meaning
  • Work makes rest and pleasure possible
  • We are to work “as unto Christ and not unto man”
  • The NT tells us how to work properly, even for a bad employer
  • Work produces economies, governments, money, and products that are to be used for God’s glory
  • We will work throughout eternity – serving Christ (I believe the greatest art, music, etc. will be produced in eternity when we are fully redeemed back to God and all creation is fully redeemed)

So get up and work today! Do your best. Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”