Monday, August 18

The Noble Calling

After two and a half months of weekday Saturdays, I've finally returned to the assembly line. Thanks to everyone for their encouragement and love during these months off. And thanks to God for daily strength (and overtime!).

Work has always suffered a bad rap since Adam traded his perfect job as a fruit picker for the sweat and strain of field work. Considered a curse by most, it started out as a blessing.

"The LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it." Genesis 2:15 But since rebelling against his Creator, the workplace has been the pits.

"In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, until you return to the ground." Genesis 3:19a

But even in the pain and stress of working in an imperfect world and body, God can be glorified in our labor. "And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him . . . And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men . . ." Colossians 3:17, 23