Most Christians today have believed a lie. The lie that says “Christian ethics and financial success are mutually exclusive.” Men and women have believed that work is a “necessary evil” and it stands apart from Godliness. Yet, the very beginning of time stands contrary to this mindset. Genesis 1-2 paints God in the true picture of “God, the worker”.
In 6 literal days, God worked fervently to create all we know, all 650,000,000,000 known galaxies and all that is in them. God is the author of work. In the beginning of mankind’s creation, right after God breathed the breath of life into Adam, God gave man work. In Genesis 1:28, God says to mankind, “…be fruitful, multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it…” Genesis 2:15 says “…God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and keep it.” God created mankind with the intention to work. Work existed before the creation of the curse from sin, God had always meant for mankind to work and taste the fruit of their labors. After the entrance of sin however, in Genesis 3:17-19 God declares that work will no longer be as easy as He intended it to be, but would now include hard labor and aggravation.
How do you view work? Have you believed the lie that work and God are polar opposites? God has created work for you and as a means for you to serve him. Have you accepted work as part of your created purpose? Today’s challenge is to have God’s view of work and use your vocational time to serve the Lord in every capacity available.