Your Work Builds the Kingdom
Charles Lamb once wrote a cynical little poem about work. Listen closely:
Who first invented work and bound the free
And holy-day rejoicing Spirit down?
. . . Sabbath-less Satan.
But those words are not true! Satan didn’t invent work. God did. Satan invented boredom and indifference. God created us to reflect his glory.
Yes, our work is Holy! Through it, we serve God and each other, just as Jesus glorified his Father through serving his customers as a carpenter.
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. The God who gives us our work was himself a worker—a carpenter, a builder. Now He calls us, in our work, to build alongside Him the Kingdom of God. That’s the high calling of our daily work.
The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. (Gen. 2:15)