There is nothing like diligently pursuing the work of the day at hand. It is, in fact, honorable to faithfully work. It brings us close to God. It brings us wealth.
Not working is not a good thing it all. There is no honor in being lazy and slacking off.
Jesus challenges us to put our hand to the plow and do not look back.
Here are the key ideas:
- Diligence is the key to success.
- God’s goal for us is stick with it.
- An approach where we don’t care or just give up guarantees failure.
A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
English Standard Version. (2016). (Proverbs 10:4). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.
The origin of work is depicted in the book of Genesis. In the opening passage, God is the primary worker, busy with the creation of the world (Genesis 1:1-15). The Bible states that God worked for six days and rested on the seventh day. These passages reveal that God was the first to do work on the earth.
Therefore, legitimate work reflects the activity of God. Because God is inherently good, work is also inherently good. Furthermore, Genesis 1:31 declares that, when God viewed the fruit of His labor, He called it “very good.”
- God examined and assessed the quality of His work, and when He determined that He had done a good job.
- He took pleasure in the outcome.
- By this example, it is apparent that work should be productive.
- Work should be conducted in a way that produces the highest quality outcome.
Good News: The reward for work is the honor and satisfaction that comes from a job well done.