A large part of the design in man when God created us was to work. It is one of the first laws of his being. A willfully unemployed person is a contravention of the divine plan.
How serious it is, and yes, even dangerous, to imagine that work is somehow connected with sin and man’s rebellion. It is true, of course, that sin has made work a burden, but work, in itself is a divine thought and truly is God’s plan for the development and the fulfillment of the human life.
There are a few ways in which work is referred to in the New Testament. There is what is called dead works. The Hebrew writer reminds us of this when he says that it is only the blood of Christ that can purge our conscience from dead works to serve the living God. Dead works are a product of the natural man and are therefore totally unacceptable to God.
Then we can find in the New Testament scripture what is called bad works. These are works that originate and come to fruition through the carnal man. Paul said...”we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad”. (2Cor. 5:10). Bad works will burn as wood, straw and hay.
Finally the Bible speaks supremely of good works. “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them”. (Eph. 2:10). What we do to ourselves will die with us but when we live with Christ our works will follow us into eternity. All that we do, we do unto Him, for Him, and with Him. Our work is good because it is out of a heart toward God. When you go to work you are working for God. When you work at church you are working for God. It was his plan and purpose and God has a work designed for you.
Glorify God with your work this week!!!