Work and civilization run parallel. From an individual perspective, work can seem like you are constantly trying to scratch out a living. Yet the urge to work springs from a longing in the human heart to survive, to build something, to nurture someone, to make a difference in your generation. Work has a purpose...a direction...an ending from which to begin resting or playing.
From a generational perspective, though, work can be viewed as the brush strokes on a mural of civilization-building.
Work means that building civilizations has consequences over the generations. Work implies that God works with a purpose in mind.
"The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it." (Genesis 2:15, NIV)
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward." (Colossians 3:23-24, NIV)
Why do you work? What work has been the most satisfying to you? What does your current work have to do with your destiny?
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