At Desiring God, John Piper explains how both the act and product of work are blessings, and that the God-designed essence of work is creativity
— “not aimless, random doing, but creative, productive doing.”
In addition to avoiding the hump of idleness, this means being ever diligent, discerning, obedient, and energetic in the work of our hands:
When the book of Proverbs tells us to go to the ant and learn how to work hard and work smart (Proverbs 6:6–11), and when Paul tells us to “work heartily, as for the Lord” (Colossians 3:23), they are not cursing us. Continue Reading...