In honor of Labor Day here are four truths your HR department probably didn’t cover in your orientation package…
1. Work is a gift
God created the man with a purpose: to enjoy fellowship with God and offer worship to God through work.
Genesis 1:26Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. [Yes, God loves to work, just look at creation]… 28 … “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” [Dominion is more than bragging rights, it means managerial prominence; if the gopher is messing up your putting green, you have the prerogative to translocate said gopher. Why? Because you are human and you are in charge.]
Gen 2:15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
And this was before the Fall and the Curse.
Ecclesiastes 2:24 There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, …3:22 So I saw that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his work, for that is his lot.
An enjoyable, challenging and profitable career is one of God’s greatest blessings.