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WORK IS A CREATION MANDATE. GOD SAYS NO WORK = NO EAT–Because God Is Opposed To Laziness. 2 Thessalonians-12 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread.
Work is a model established by God for it was God who worked for six days and then rested on the seventh, and God, of course, is the worker who continually sustains the universe. Man, being created in the image of God, then, is created as a worker.
Work is also a part of the creation mandate. That’s the role of mankind. Stars shine, suns shine, moons shine, on the earth plants grow, animals do what they’re supposed to do, rocks do what they’re to do, mountains do what they’re to do, water does what it’s to do, clouds do what they’re to do, and we do what we’re to do.
Remember, working hard is first a mindset (and so is laziness). Either we adopt God’s attitude (work), or the foolish mindset (sluggardliness).