In the First book of the Bible (Genesis) in Chapter 2, verse 15, we see the word “WORK” mentioned for the very first time. Interestingly, work is associated with the FIRST human being that was created by the creator.
Here are the key things that you should notice.
1. God made the earth and everything in it BEFORE creating HUMAN BEINGS.
2. In Genesis 2 : 5 the Bible says that “no plant or shrub came up out of the ground because there was NO MAN to till the ground or WORK on the ground”… so the order of the creation was not random… it was purposeful… the manager was created after the “stuff-to-be-managed” was created.
3. One of the first instructions given to HUMAN KIND by the CREATOR was to WORK.
4. God created work, it was in the initial purpose statement of creation. It was NOT an evolutional development that came about after man became civilised and realised that he needed to work. Right from day one, WORK was part of the life of human beings. That is why today when people don’t work they feel worthless.
5. According to the Bible, WORK (along with other creations) was created before SIN entered the world. So, work was part of God’s perfect plan for this earth… which means WORK was, and is, GOOD.
Think about these 5 points, still more to come…
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