The Blessing of Work

All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you obey the Lord your God: — Deuteronomy 28:2.                                                                                                                                                                          “Blessed shall be . . . the produce of your ground and the offspring of your beasts, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock. — Deuteronomy 28:4.                                                                                                 The Lord will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you. — Deuteronomy 28:8.                                   The Lord will make you abound in prosperity, . . . in the offspring of your beast and in the produce of your ground, in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you. The Lord will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. — Deuteronomy 28:11-12

Here I go traipsing back to the Garden of Eden. God created work: Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. (Genesis 2:15) God’s plan from the beginning was for man to work. Work is a blessing itself as it provides for our needs, enables us to help/bless others, gives us purpose and allows us to glorify God.

God designed work and will bless us in that work when we obey Him. It is by His power and blessing that we prosper, are successful, and enjoy contentment in our work. It is the blessing of the Lord that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it. (Proverbs 10:22)

With these thoughts in mind, hopefully our attitude about work will be a positive attitude giving glory, praise and honor to God. Enjoy your work of obedience and let it overflow to your daily work, livelihood.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

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