Re: Verse reading–Genesis 2:4-17 (day two)

Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. vs. 15

We often think about Adam and Eve’s punishment. They have to deal with toil and pain. Have you ever considered their assignment before the fall? God gave them Eden to enjoy, but also to work. I have often heard people jokingly refer to Heaven as boring. I don’t think they truly mean it, but there is a sense that we will have little to do. God created us to work with our hands, to use our skills, and to employ the gifts he gave us. Work is sacred. He did not intend for it to be toilsome, but to bring delight and fulfillment. Consider this as you set off for work today. Thank God for the ability to work.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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