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Creator of the Blessing of Work

You created work as an avenue of blessing…giving self-respect…a sense of purpose.

We have come to believe working…hard work…demanding work for the benefit of others is a curse. Instead, we expect others should work to provide our every desire so that we might enjoy the good life without deigning to break a sweat on our own behalf.

Work was Your plan to give purpose and meaning to life. Our selfishness is a stench in heaven. In Your perfection, work was given to Adam and Eve before they disobeyed. It is only after their fall that work became difficult and burdensome. Laziness is a scourge that has led to starvation and ruin.

Let me be an example to those around me of the joy of a job well done.


Scripture: “But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep?  When will you wake up? A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.” Proverbs 6:9-11

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