Great reminder from Kim!
“He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need.”
Ephesians 4: 28
It is good for us to work! To do something useful with our hands! We were created in God’s image and He worked (created) for 6 days and then rested. Let us use Him as our example, create and rest!!
We were not cursed to work (after the fall in the garden), the ground was cursed! Our work just takes a little more effort! We get to work, we get to create, we get to use our imagination, we get to serve others, we get to play,…… then it is time to rest!!!
The Study Bible interprets this verse, “It is not enough to cease from sin (this verse refers to stealing, but we are all sinning in way or another); one must do good. The former thief (sinner) must now help those in need.”
God not only asks us to STOP doing what is wrong, but to go a step further, start doing something constructive and helping those less fortunate.
Our Heavenly King, we may never have thought we would say this, but, we Thank You for work! Work is good for us! Work is a privilege!
You are so wise Father,
You know that WORK and GIVING to others gives us a sense of purpose!
It is also a huge help and support to those in need!
It helps us to be constructive and creative with our hands and minds!
Thank You for Your insight Lord! Help us to be thankful for this privilege and Joyfully head out to work today and everyday!
Please Forgive us Father for our sins, the things that go against Your Truths! May we turn to You for the only strength that will help us to do what is right and beautiful!!