“Is there not a time of hard service for man on the earth?” (Job 7:1)
When man was expulsed from the garden, labor and toil became his domain. God told Adam, “In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground.”(1) In the New Testament we are told, “If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.”(2) Work itself is not an evil thing; it is a very good thing.
Work is what God calls the things that He does. We are expected to work. God directs it. Work is good. It is how we meet the needs of our families. The Bible has harsh words for those who refuse to work and meet the needs of their families. “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”(3)
Never despise working. Do it diligently and faithfully. By it you will prosper, and through it you will obey God.