“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” (Genesis 2:15, NIV)


Work is a major part of our lives, and it gives people a sense of value, and sometimes it gives them their purpose. That’s not surprising, since God designed us to work.

Today’s work environment is extremely complex. Your work may be more or less satisfying than someone else’s, your employment security better or worse than another’s, your pay higher or lower than another’s. Work, family, and necessary tasks press us for time and energy. For many of us, satisfaction and dissatisfaction compete for our time throughout the day.

You probably already have an opinion about the value of your work, but ask God to show you where He sees the value in your job. Know that He sees value in morally and ethically decent work. Hold on to the Biblical truth that God created work to be a joint effort between Him and us.

Our world needs work to be done for good purposes, not bad ones; and it needs the work to be done well. God appreciates our efforts to do that. Get busy internalizing that truth and letting God bring it to life. As that happens, applying ourselves to the day’s work becomes easier, and satisfaction increases. Those are simply byproducts – our priority remains to work in a way that honors God.

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!


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  1. Good one one My Friend!!!! It’s great to have you back in the saddle!!!!! Now, Time for another cuppa….. Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T


  2. garden2day Says:

    Great principles we should all live by and by the way, I love the title 😉 . 😀 I hope you are continuing to do better. Please take care and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂


  3. FlorK Says:

    Agree absolutely! It’s something I have tried to uphold and I know God sees that and honors His partnership.


  4. There is no better purpose than one lead by the Lord. May the Father be your compass always. Great post.


  5. Geraldine Says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this article!


  6. bernasvibe Says:

    I’m thankful and blessed that my 8 – 5 weekly job caters to people and helps them reach one of their dreams..The perfect job for me and I love IT. Thank you for sharing your thoughts I enjoyed them as always…Stay UPlifted & blessed 🙂


  7. you nailed it again …thanks….great article.


  8. cgdtaylor Says:

    Reblogged this on The Grange Community and commented:
    The middle aged man worried about getting another job, the young woman graduate working in a burger bar. the TV interview of a family on benefits and unwilling to take a job that is less than the father’s skills.. Since the beginning of the financial crisis, work and its relation to faith
    and values have increased. This blog then is worth reading…


  9. coffeediva Says:

    This is a great post and an important reminder for all of us. Our work, whatever that may be, is a gift from God and we must do it in a way to honor him no matter what challenges come with that.


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