Have you wondered, “does work matter”? Or, if the Bible has anything at all to say about the value of work itself? God cares about you and your work because every one of us – from students, to stay at home parents, to CEO’s – are all made in the image of a God who creates and works. Join us to walk through a biblical theology of the Kingdom-value of work. We hope you’ll discover how the gospel shapes our shared calling as workers.
- Creation and Fall: Week 1
- Redemption and Restoration: Week 2
- Heart Idols in our Work: Week 3
- Vocation, Attitude, and the Purpose of Work: Week 4
- Case Studies and Personal Theology of Work: Week 5
To start, look at Genesis 2:15 which shows us that the first action God gives Adam is to work the Garden of Eden and keep it.
“And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the Earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the Earth” (Genesis 1:28). Then, in Genesis 2:15, “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it.”
While this happens right after man is created, it’s also before he eats of the tree. So, what is evident in these passages? Even within the context of good creation, there is still work to be done.
Join us to discover your answer to the question, “Does work matter?”