The story so far
At the end our last article (Briefing #180), the picture regarding work was still fairly grim. Adam’s sin had lead to mankind’s loss of dominion in the world, with the result that work—which was an expression of his dominion—had become painful, difficult and frustrated. It was toil. (more…)
One of the biggest struggles for many Christians is balancing the demands of work, family and ministry. It can seem impossible to balance the pressures of all three. The common and tempting solution is to simply neglect, or at least accept mediocrity, in one or even two of these areas of our lives.
When we come to the Bible with questions about life we can do so in two ways. Firstly, we can look up all the words in the Bible that relate to our query, and try to collate the results. In this case, we could look up ‘work’, ‘toil’, ‘labour’, and so on—but this is by no means as easy as it sounds.