June 14, 2017 @ 5:17 pm

It Was Good. (A sermon about work)

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Read Genesis 1:1-31

 

Sermon excerpt: 

Faithfully representing God at our jobs is hard work, but it is good work; it’s what we were created to do. And I suspect the writer of Genesis deliberately chose the word “dominion” rather than “domination” for our job description because it teaches us to serve rather than to dominate.

We are designed to act as if we ourselves have the same relationship of love with his creatures that God does.[1] And that means acting in the best interests of creation and all its inhabitants, in particular those whose lives touch ours: our customers, our colleagues or fellow workers, our patients, those for whom we work and those who work for us, and even those we meet casually in the course of our work.[2]

[1] https://www.theologyofwork.org/old-testament/genesis-1-11-and-work

[2] Ibid 

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