Work Your Own Work
“And the Lord God took the man, and put him in
the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it” (Gen ).
When God completed the creation of
the heavens and the earth and all the things on the earth, He set up the Garden
of Eden in the east and put Adam, the man He had created, iii the garden. God
did not want the man He had created to be idle. God gave Adam the task of
dressing and keeping the garden and dominance over the other creatures. Adam
gave a name to each animal.
When Jesus was on earth He worked very hard to
save men. He said, “My Father worketh hitherto, and I
work” (Jn ).
The apostle Paul said, “For even
when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any man not work, neither
should he eat” (2 Thess ). Man should work.
We must work for the Lord also.
Paul in his epistle to the Corinthians said that our labour
in the Lord is not in vain. Remember the word of the Lord, “I must work for the
works of him that sent me, while it is day : the night
cometh, when no men can work” (Jn 9:4).