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Work Is Not A Dirty Word

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Published on October 3, 2007

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This lesson, written by Paul Spurlin, is the fifth in the Lads to Leaders PEALS book. It's simple message is that work is not a bad thing and, in fact, it helps us even in our spiritual life.
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Work… … is not a dirty word Paul Spurlin

Interesting… Adam and Eve were commanded to work in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:15). The work was not what caused disappointment and unhappiness, It was disobedience!

Adam and Eve were commanded to work in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:15).

The work was not what caused disappointment and unhappiness,

It was disobedience!

Why Do People See Work as a Bad Thing? Sometimes we have to do things we don’t want to do. Sometimes we have to work when we’d rather be doing other things. Sometimes we don’t see the rewards for our work. Sometimes work can become repetitive. It could also be because we are lazy!

Sometimes we have to do things we don’t want to do.

Sometimes we have to work when we’d rather be doing other things.

Sometimes we don’t see the rewards for our work.

Sometimes work can become repetitive.

It could also be because we are lazy!

How Does God View Work? “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever” (First Timothy 5:8).

“But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever” (First Timothy 5:8).

Remember… Doing work for an earthly pursuit helps us understand the work that must be done to inherit eternal life. No one of accountable age goes to heaven without working towards it!

Doing work for an earthly pursuit helps us understand the work that must be done to inherit eternal life.

No one of accountable age goes to heaven without working towards it!

1. Work Must be Done to Accomplish a Goal. What if Noah had decided to be lazy? What if he thought, “God can perform miracles; He’ll just build this thing Himself”? What if he had decided to work on the ark in his own way? The ark took a tremendous amount of persistent work!

What if Noah had decided to be lazy?

What if he thought, “God can perform miracles; He’ll just build this thing Himself”?

What if he had decided to work on the ark in his own way?

The ark took a tremendous amount of persistent work!

2. Work is Commanded First Timothy 5:8 Titus 3:1, “be ready for every good work” (preparation is work!) Think of the parables of Jesus. We often see those ready for the return of the Master because they are working!

First Timothy 5:8

Titus 3:1, “be ready for every good work” (preparation is work!)

Think of the parables of Jesus. We often see those ready for the return of the Master because they are working!

3. Work is Expected We expect God to work; should He not expect the same of us? Others very often expect us to work (families, teachers, coaches, etc.). There are certain things that we should expect of ourselves! (Bible study, prayer, kindness)

We expect God to work; should He not expect the same of us?

Others very often expect us to work (families, teachers, coaches, etc.).

There are certain things that we should expect of ourselves! (Bible study, prayer, kindness)

4. Work is Rewarded Money, promotions, bonuses Grades, certificates, diplomas, degrees Extra privileges Hugs, handshakes, admiration God’s approval! (First Corinthians 15:58) Heaven

Money, promotions, bonuses

Grades, certificates, diplomas, degrees

Extra privileges

Hugs, handshakes, admiration

God’s approval! (First Corinthians 15:58)

Heaven

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