Household Prayer: work

Brothers, today I’m praying that God would establish the work of our hands. Wether our vocation, day job, the work in the home, or the work of educating and instructing our children. Whatever we do, may we “work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,”

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,”

Colossians 3:23 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/col.3.23.ESV

Creation mandate, cultural mandate, or dominion mandate: Genesis 1:26-28

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:15‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.2.15.ESV

“I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.”
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:12-13‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://bible.com/bible/59/ecc.3.12-13.ESV

“Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:5-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://bible.com/bible/59/jer.29.5-6.ESV

““Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:45-46‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://bible.com/bible/59/mat.24.45-46.ESV

“Entwined in our natures as image-bearers of God, we have an integrated directive as vice-regents over God’s creation… God created the heavens and the earth and granted humans the privilege of work to order those raw materials and subsequent derivatives in a way that glorifies and honors him (1 Corinthians 10:31). We were not meant to sit idly and waste time, space, or resources. God intended for us to work and manage the assets he created—and it glorifies him when we do it well…

Creation Mandate: Why we work, how God’s labor directive permeates human culture, and the implications in your own life
https://answersingenesis.org/genesis/creation-mandate/

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