A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE ON WORK: WHO NEEDS IT?
November 3, 2021
If God created everything, doesn't work belong to God's creation? Nevertheless, people of faith consistently report that their work, whether on the job or for the household, does not matter to God, to the church, and sometimes even to themselves. Yet over a thousand passages in the Bible address work and its meaning directly or indirectly, beginning in the garden of Eden and continuing right through the dawn of the new heavens and new earth in God's time. Moreover, work has been an important theme in Christian theology and spirituality from the beginning. In fact, a Christian perspective on work helps people meaning, contribute to human flourishing, find success, love their neighbors, make peace, and develop deeper relationships.