God’s Good Idea: Work (Devotional)
In Genesis, we see that work was God's idea from the beginning. We also see God’s original commission to people to work alongside him, to participate in God's own work. This reading plan is from The High Calling and Theology of Work Project.
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The Bible begins by telling us something about God. It's not a description of God's nature or a hymn to God's glory. Rather, the first thing Scripture reveals about God is his activity: God created the heavens and the earth. Where once there was nothing, now there is something. Indeed, now there is everything. Scripture starts with a bang.
To use more general language, the first thing we learn about God is that he worked. He made something. He exercised his creative, visionary, ordering power. Throughout chapters 1 and 2, we see God engrossed in the shaping of creation.