“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.
Like many of you, I’ve been spending a bit of time on Facebook. Since most of the stuff that takes place there is pure fluff and an absolute waste of time, I don’t do much more than post links to my blog, shamelessly promote my book, comment on the pages of a few friends, and quickly see what people are doing.
While perusing the different posts by my Facebook friends, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend. True, I may be the only one disturbed, but since I’ve read the Bible, I think I have a right to be concerned. What bothers me is the way my Christian friends, even some pastors, show a disdain for work. Here’s some of the things I’ve read.
“Hurray. Only two more days ‘till the weekend!”
“I’m so glad this is only a three-day work week.”
“Wednesday is almost over! Only two more days…..!”
One girl, referring to her job, simply said, “This is “********.”
Too many Christians seem to think work is a curse, even though Scripture clearly shows us that Adam had work to do while he was in the Garden of Eden. The need to work is not a result of the fall of Adam and Eve—it is a gift from God to His creation, enabling us to be like Him. God worked for six days and then rested, and He gave Adam a job to do while he was still in Paradise. In John 5:17, Jesus said, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working” But it seems from what I am reading, too many people are singing along with Loverboy, “Everybody’s working for the weekend.”