Is work good or bad?

Genesis 3:17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life.

18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field.

19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.”


Work is not the result of sin, for God had him tend the garden. Sweat and burdensome labor called toil was a result of sin. Gods model is work 6 days and rest 1. Before the fall, tending the garden was a joy, fellowshipping with the LORD. Work was not a bummer. After the fall, everything changed but it doesnt have to be. We must resist that natural inclination to complain about what we are blessed to have to provide for our families. There is that physical drain however to work that works against us. Work now must be brought back into a proper focus, as unto the LORD.

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