God made humans in His image. We bare His likeness in ways that animals and nature do not. One of the ways we express His image is through our work. He created this world with resources for us to cultivate (Genesis 2:15, meaning to work and arrange it in an orderly way). God also gave us dominion over these resources so we can create good things from them to serve people and ultimately glorify God through our work. At times humans have used their creativity in work to create evil things and become oppressive. However, do not let that obscure your vision from seeing the many wonderful things humans have created and cultivated to help bring order to our world, provide comforts, and bring relief from hardships. The idea of work originated from the character of God. If you choose to remove God from work you end up forming an image of it that distorts it and makes it an idol, and eventually you will end up sacrificing your integrity and relationships to it. Our work will find it most lasting satisfaction from the hand of God (Ecclesiastes 5:18-20). PMC Consider: “So whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)
This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.