Archive for the ‘work’ Category

Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied

November 15, 2011

Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied.

Jerome

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Choose not that (calling) in which you may be most rich or honourable in the world: but that in which you may do most good

November 17, 2009

Choose not that (calling) in which you may be most rich or honourable in the world: but that in which you may do most good.

Richard Baxter

Work is not a curse, it is cursed

November 17, 2009

Work is not a curse, it is cursed. God is a worker and we bear his image. Adam was given work before the Fall. Work is neither to be avoided or idolised. It is a gift, with pains, to be accepted but never to provide ultimate fulfilment.

 

men were created to employ themselves in some work, and not lie down in inactivity and idleness

October 29, 2009

Moses now adds, that the earth was given to man, with this condition, that he should occupy himself in its cultivation. Whence it follows that men were created to employ themselves in some work, and not lie down in inactivity and idleness. This labor, truly, was pleasant, and full of delight, entirely exempt for all trouble and weariness; since however God ordained that man should be exercised in the culture of the ground, he condemned in his person, all indolent repose. Wherefore, nothing is more contrary to the order of nature, than to consume life in eating, drinking, and sleeping meantime we propose nothing to ourselves to do.

John Calvin, Commentary on Genesis, 66-67 [Genesis 2:15]

I’ve got this job because I’m bored

September 10, 2009

I know I don’t have to work again, but I’ve got this job because I’m bored and I need to get out and do something

Mark Lund, on returning to work five months after his £5m lottery win. Mr Lund, aged 31, who used to earn £84 a week said of his new part time job:

Money is way down on my list of priorities. I wouldn’t want much.

Daily Telegraph, 22/12/95

Gen.2.15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. (NB pre-fall)