Work is the Fulfillment of Life

Work is the Fulfillment of Life

God could have spoken our world into existence all at once but instead, He formed the creation over a seven day period.  He rested at the end of each day and said, “It is good.”  He accomplished His daily agenda with a “job well done.”   Whether it is at your place of employment or tackling your least favorite household chore, there is fulfillment in completing a task.

Work is not a dirty, four letter word.  With the exception of physical disabilities, the Scripture says, “If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.” II Thessalonians 3:10  “Anyone who will not provide for his own has denied the faith.” I Timothy 5:8   “A man shall eat, drink, and enjoy the fruit of his labor; these are gifts from God.” Ecclesiastes 3:13  God rewards honest labor.

I Timothy 5:18 (MSG)

“A worker deserves his pay.”

Practical Application and Assignments:

God modeled a pattern for us.  Jesus exemplified satisfaction and fulfillment when He said to God, “I have glorified Thee on earth.  I have finished the job which Thou gave me to do.” John 17:4

  • Follow His example. When you make your daily “to-do” list, leave room for tasks that have eternal significance.  Every time you complete a job, cross it off the list, smile and say, “It is good!”
  • Remember, you don’t have to finish every project in a day.  God didn’t even do that.  Enjoy each accomplishment and celebrate the success of finally saying, “It is finished!”  Take time to rest and enjoy the fruit of your labor.
  • Make yourself indispensible. Kathryn Kuhlman said, “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”  If you have a problem with laziness, repent, get up, and go to work!  “If you are not honest in small jobs, who will put you in charge of the store?”     Luke 16:11 (MSG)

“Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works…” Ecclesiastes 3:22


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