Spirit & Life Devotional
Saturday, 30 April 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
The Purpose Of Work
Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.
Ephesians 4:28 NKJV
The first thing that you should know about work is that it was invented by God. Genesis 2:8 and 15 says, “Then the Lord God planted a garden in the East, in a place named Eden. He put the man he made in that garden. The Lord God put the man in the Garden of Eden to work the soil and take care of the garden.”
God didn’t only create work for us, He worked! And guess what, He’s still working. Jesus said, “My Father never stops working, and so I work too.” John 5:17.
Brothers and sisters, work is good and we need to stop seeing it as punishments and burdens that we must bear. If you don’t like your current work try getting another one that you will enjoy doing. Sometimes you’ve got to create work for yourself and for others too, with the ideas, skills and talents given to you by God. The truth is that no work is truly small and insignificant. That small work you start today can grow into something massive tomorrow! Why work? So that you may have to give to the needy, to meet needs and solve problems in society, to make the world a better place, to be fulfilled and to partner with God in whatever projects He’s doing here on earth.
Have a blessed weekend.