Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

Work Factor

Ecc 3:10 I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied.

Work was not a result of the fall. God had Adam working in the garden of Eden before he ever sinned. Solomon observed men’s various employments and the different successes of them as God-given duties. We sometimes refrain working hard, trying things, taking risks due to fear of failing. There must be a continuous matter of exercise in diligence, patience, and submission to God’s will and providence. Eph 2:10 reads ”For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” God worked to make us, now we work because we were made to work.

Isa 48:17 “Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, … “I am the LORD your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go.” Teachers provide students with the necessary tools (knowledge and skills) to prepare them for the future. The teacher can only give guidance and answer questions but not live lives for his students. The Lord is both our Redeemer and a teacher. He redeems and we profit from His redemptive work. Therefore, God may provide a job for you but He expects you to work because there is profit in working hard, Pro 14:23 “In all labor there is a profit.

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