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David Hegg | The Privilege of Work

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By David Hegg

While everyone wants to engage in an employment situation that is satisfying, noble, and even fun, the sad truth is that most end up on jobs that are just plain work. Or at least that is what we’ve been led to believe by the change in our national ethos over the past generation.

The question is this: Do you view your job primarily as a means of gaining income? Or, do you see it as a privilege to serve your community? In other words, what is the foundation of your ethic of work?

In the biblical book of Genesis we find that God himself was the first worker. The creation account states that he worked for six days, and then rested on the seventh. Further, God is said to be the first employer. He placed the first man – Adam – into the garden and commanded him to tend and work it. Work was God’s way of giving man something meaningful and valuable to do. It was also........

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