Posts Tagged ‘labor’
Could you explain Ecclesiastes 2:26?
Question: Could you explain Ecclesiastes 2:24-26? What is meant in verse 26 by “… while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God’s sight …”? Answer: The book of Ecclesiastes is exploring the purpose of life. Solomon shows that…Read More
It Takes Effort
I. How many of us truly enjoy working? A. Many of us dream of times when we can take a moment off B. Yet often extended idleness is grating II. In the beginning A. Man has always had a job to do – Gen. 2:15 1. Man initially was a gardener B. But when sin entered the world, the light work that…Read More
What does the Bible say about employment?
Question: What does the Bible say about employment? Answer: During biblical times, people were self-employed, contract laborers, or servants obligated to long-term service. A contract laborer is seen in the parable of the field hands who were hired to harvest grapes (Matthew 20:1-16). Servanthood, or slavery, was generally entered through some obligation: a person might…Read More
Are Christians commanded to physically labor?
Question: I know a Christian is required to work (I Thessalonians 4:11), but since it says “laboring with your hands” doesn’t that mean only manual labor? Answer: There are several passages which command Christians to labor. Ephesians 4:28 “Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is…Read More