In the latest video from Made to Flourish, Al Mohler reminds us that it’s our job as Christians to discover God’s original design for work and recover it for the glory of God:
To be human is not only to be an economic creature, but is to be a fabricator, a worker, the one who understands the stewardship of work, and understands we were made for it. Work is not a result of the fall. We were assigned work right there in Genesis 1:28.
But the work we do now is affected by sin in every way we can imagine. The things we build will not last. It is labor. But work is still meaningful. Even as the image of God was not obliterated in the fall, though it was corrupted in all of its parts, so work is also corrupted. But that means that we are to understand our task as Christians, to recover as much as possible of what it would mean to be an economic creature before a holy and loving and just and righteous God.