“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: ‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.'” (Galatians 3:13, NIV)


Work is a gift from God and should bring contentment, fulfillment, enjoyment, and all those wonderful things we expect. Unfortunately, work fell under the curse when Adam and Eve sinned. As a result, our work has been corrupted, too. That corruption has caused many of us to have an unhealthy attitude toward work. With Jesus in our lives, however, we can realize the original purpose of work and we can be set free from the corruption that has made work a dirty word for so many.

In order to do that, we must first have a personal relationship with Jesus. Then, we must make sure that the work we are doing is God’s assignment and not our own. God has specific jobs for each of us to do, and when He assigns our work, it is sacred. Don’t pay any attention to people’s opinion of what is sacred work and what isn’t. Work is sacred when God gives it to you, because He designed it.

Adam was given a divine job assignment, and as long as he was willing to obey, he was allowed to live in paradise. Work was wonderful, everything was sweet. But he was also given the freedom to make choices and to rebel against God’s plan. Unfortunately, that’s what he chose to do. You and I have that very same freedom – to rebel against God’s plans, but when we do, we pay the price.

You can choose your sin but you can’t choose its consequences.

If going to work is tiring and drudgery and difficult for you, it may be that you’re living in rebellion to God’s rules. Make no mistake; He has allowed you to do that and you are paying the price for it. You see, the Bible teaches, “This is love for God; to obey His commands. And His commands are not burdensome.” (1 John 5:3, NIV).

If you want to transform your work day into something meaningful and worthwhile, stop living in rebellion and do the work God has given you. You will no longer be under the curse of work. That curse was lifted on Calvary!

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Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ!”

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31 Comments on “WORK SHOULD NOT BE A CURSE!”

  1. JD Blom Says:

    Reblogged this on A DEVOTED LIFE.


  2. Anonymous Says:

    Oh, maybe I’m supposed to quit the job that is wreaking havoc on my body. I always thought that if my job wasn’t God’s will for me, then He would open another door.


  3. Kathleen Says:

    This is a really timely post as many are working at jobs and taking work because it’s all there is to provide for their families. Yet that could be where the rebellion lies: thinking that the job is what is providing for our families and not God. Sometimes stepping out of that rebellion is just a change of heart and attitude, other times the Holy Spirit tells us to leave that job… either way obedience and trust is what we are called to. Thanks again for this message this morning!


  4. verawrites Says:

    This is a thoughtful post and wise words, thank you, Dave. I agree with Kathleen. I’m reminded of the verses that tell us to ‘do all things as unto the Lord’ and to remember that our boss is God and not our earthly superior. It’s less what you do than how you do it – with excellence, integrity, a good attitude. I firmly believe that the right thing at the wrong time is the wrong thing. Job #1 for us as believers is to build a strong deep relationship with Jesus, so we hear and understand clearly, then obey faithfully.


  5. Carchan Says:

    Nice post! I agree – I enjoy working. It drives me insane when I’m sitting at home doing nothing. But what is frustrating to me is that I’ve been asking for God’s help to find work besides for retail and I keep getting doors slammed in my face just as I think I’m finally about to step through one. Doesn’t God want us to find something that would better suit what He gifted us? But for now, I’m just thankful I have a job and have bosses that do appreciate my work. Whenever they don’t give me enough hours or send me home early because corporate just cut more hours, I go home mumbling “The Lord is my provider” and it helps a lot.


    • Don’t forget – He is the one who has gifted us. Perhaps He wants to use you right where you are. Sometimes what we think is best isn’t really the best thing for God’s plan. Relax and accept His peace wherever you are. Just stay focused on Him! Everything else will fall into place. Thanks for your comment. God bless! 🙂 Dave


  6. ephesians413 Says:

    Work is only a curse if that is my attitude. What happened to “All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called, according to his purpose.” Some of us may have a difficult boss and it’s not a total joy ride to work for him/her. However, if we work for our nasty boss, giving our job our all, working as unto God, God can show us all kinds of revelations and we can work out so many issues in our lives. God will turn it into a blessing. When the heart turns to the Lord, the veil shall be removed. We will see His purpose in allowing us to have that job. When the need for a nasty boss no longer exists, He will open the door to a new job where we will learn new things and work out new issues. Life is an adventure – from faith to faith and adventure to adventure! 🙂


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  8. cyexl Says:

    Just shared this on my FB. Thank you for such an encouraging message! 🙂




  10. granonine Says:

    “You can choose your sin, but you can’t choose the consequences.” I suspect that one is going to show up in my counseling office quite often!


  11. Bob Says:

    However, when in the right place, others seem to become blind of how God is working in your life. Society and people forget and have forgotten, God is in charge here. Be on your knees at all times and listen. Obey when spoken to. It is all easier said than done but is possible through him.


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  14. Anon Says:

    Am sorry Robert for watching a video of you without asking


  15. T. Says:

    Ya right buddy! I have to work north of Fort McMurray, because anything else would mean a 50% pay cut, and it’s basically the only thing I’m qualified for. And that means I have to live in a prison camp:
    Where I can’t even eat without being watched by a cop, and have no freedom. And I’m supposed to be happy about it?
    Heck, almost any full-time employment makes you a slave, doesn’t it?
    What a rotten thing to endure in life – to be given all this time, and be forced to use it all on pointless drudgery. Then you die.


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