IS WORK REALLY A CURSE?
One destructive mind-set that must be altered in our society is the thought that work is a curse.
Some people advocate that if you are truly blessed you don’t need to work hard. Because as they say the “race is not to the swift”, I even had statements like “a day of favour is better than a thousand years of labour”.
To make things worse, this type of teachings are actually coming from our pulpits. We call ourselves Protestants, but we have totally departed from the teachings of the early Protestants. Martin Luther, John Wesley and John Calvin would turn in their graves, if they hear the kind of teachings we are now feeding the people of God with.
A major contributing factor to the recession in our economy is the misconception that work is a curse and unfortunately, this misconception is arising from the modern day church. The churches are telling people that work is a result of the fall of Adam and that it was the curse in Genesis that brought about work.
Nothing could be farther from the truth than that assertion. A careful study of the book of Genesis will reveal that God already told Adam to work before the fall of man. Therefore, to say that work is as a result of the fall will be the most misleading statement in the body of Christ.
Those preachers who say that because Jesus has come and paid for our sins, that we no longer need to work and that God’s grace and favour will make us rich are only displaying their ignorance of scriptures and are therefore propagating a lie. The prevailing belief that it is a curse for a believer to work has therefore done no good to our nation as it has cultivated a culture of laziness in our citizens.
Work is not a curse; it is the prerogative of intelligence, the only means to manhood, and the measure of civilization. –Calvin Coolidge
How can work be a curse, when Jesus himself worked? How could we be so deceived into thinking that work is a curse when God himself is still working? Even the apostle Paul encouraged us to work so as to have to give.
He said let he that stole steal no more but he should rather work so that he might have enough to give. Even Paul himself worked. Does that mean he was cursed too? You and I know that he was not. We therefore must raise a campaign against the misconception that work is a curse if we must raise a generation of people who will become Workaholics and great achievers.
To be continued Tomorrow, don’t miss it.
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FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.