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devotionals

Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” –  Luke 6:5

By Mr. Valentine


rest of god

WORKING UNDER THE CREATION MANDATE 

We have been saying that we must understand the Sabbath along with work. 

We saw the creation work of God and how God created man in His image.  God transferred to us His nature of work.  We are therefore bestowed with the ability to work, just as God.  

God gave man and woman a specific task, to tend and keep the garden of Eden as well as to name the beasts of the field and birds of the air (Gen 2:15, 19-20) . 

This task for Man was to be considered and executed under the creation mandate, which consisted of five dimensions.  To be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, subdue it and have dominion (Gen 1:28) . 

Fruitfulness was not just biological increase of population but fruitfulness in a holistic sense.  Man needs to develop his/her God given potentials to its fullest under God.  A tree does not consume its own fruit; similarly fruitfulness is about being a blessing to others.  Our education, careers, homes etc is not just for us but to consider how we can be a blessing to the people around us with the potentials and all that God has given us.   So, we develop in all areas of our life in order to be fruitful.

Multiplication is about investing in the lives of others so that they too can become fruitful.  Our children are given to us so that we invest in them, for them to be fruitful.  There are people around us, who are discouraged, angry and disappointed with life.  Our task is to invest in them so that they can be fruit bearers. 

As we understand the fivefold creation mandate, we realise that this is the overarching canopy under which we carry out our everyday tasks.  Adam and Eve carried out their task under the shelter of the creation mandate.

This is where we will experience that rest of God, while we work.  This is the work-rest continuum that God desires for us to enjoy.  

“God transferred to us His nature of work. We are therefore bestowed with the ability to work, just as God.” 

rest of god 

Thought to ponder: It is in the experience of the work-rest continuum that we truly become powerful witnesses of the character of God. 

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devotionals

Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” –  Luke 6:5

By Mr. Valentine


rest of god

WORKING UNDER THE CREATION MANDATE 

We have been saying that we must understand the Sabbath along with work. 

We saw the creation work of God and how God created man in His image.  God transferred to us His nature of work.  We are therefore bestowed with the ability to work, just as God.  

God gave man and woman a specific task, to tend and keep the garden of Eden as well as to name the beasts of the field and birds of the air (Gen 2:15, 19-20) . 

This task for Man was to be considered and executed under the creation mandate, which consisted of five dimensions.  To be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, subdue it and have dominion (Gen 1:28) . 

Fruitfulness was not just biological increase of population but fruitfulness in a holistic sense.  Man needs to develop his/her God given potentials to its fullest under God.  A tree does not consume its own fruit; similarly fruitfulness is about being a blessing to others.  Our education, careers, homes etc is not just for us but to consider how we can be a blessing to the people around us with the potentials and all that God has given us.   So, we develop in all areas of our life in order to be fruitful.

Multiplication is about investing in the lives of others so that they too can become fruitful.  Our children are given to us so that we invest in them, for them to be fruitful.  There are people around us, who are discouraged, angry and disappointed with life.  Our task is to invest in them so that they can be fruit bearers. 

As we understand the fivefold creation mandate, we realise that this is the overarching canopy under which we carry out our everyday tasks.  Adam and Eve carried out their task under the shelter of the creation mandate.

This is where we will experience that rest of God, while we work.  This is the work-rest continuum that God desires for us to enjoy.  

“God transferred to us His nature of work. We are therefore bestowed with the ability to work, just as God.” 

rest of god 

Thought to ponder: It is in the experience of the work-rest continuum that we truly become powerful witnesses of the character of God. 

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