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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

FULFILLING THE CREATION MANDATE 

Reading: Mk 6:30-34

We have been saying, “Sabbath must always be seen along with work”.  God has commanded us to work.  Work can only be understood from God.  He set and continues to set the model of work for us.  He has also transferred to us His image.  We are therefore bequeathed with the capability to work as God did and have no excuse, whatsoever, for not working with the work ethic of God.

The creation mandate has to be outworked in specific occupations, where God has placed us.  This leads us to the third facet of the creation mandate, which is to fill the earth or occupy (Gen 1:28) .  Every occupation is God’s.  We look at occupation not as a career but as an occupation of God.  Every place is sacred.  We cannot look at work place and ministry as two separate functions.  Our work place is our ministry (Dan 6:3-5) .  We work as unto God (Col 3:17) .

The fourth dimension of the creation mandate is to subdue it.  Our directive is to harness different resources and potentials in our diverse occupations.  Sadly many work without or choose not have any vision, creativity or innovation.  We just do what we have been told to do.  When we harness and tie together resources, our work place becomes a place of joy.

Finally, God has called us to have dominion.  Dominion is about functioning in our occupation with God’s authority and responsibility.  This does not mean we dissent in our place of work but we submit to authority but always under God.  This can cause tension in our work place but this is where we need to be God dependent, seeking His wisdom and strength to execute God’s authority and responsibility.

We are here on earth to fulfil the creation mandate in our specific places of work.

“God has commanded us to work. Work can only be understood from God. He continues to set the model of work for us.”   

rest of god 

Thought to ponder: It is God alone, who can and has given us the over arching mandate for work.  It is utter foolishness to reject the mandate of God and choose any other paradigm for work (Jer 2:13) 

devotionals

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

By Mr. Valentine


rest of god

FULFILLING THE CREATION MANDATE 

Reading: Mk 6:30-34

We have been saying, “Sabbath must always be seen along with work”.  God has commanded us to work.  Work can only be understood from God.  He set and continues to set the model of work for us.  He has also transferred to us His image.  We are therefore bequeathed with the capability to work as God did and have no excuse, whatsoever, for not working with the work ethic of God.

The creation mandate has to be outworked in specific occupations, where God has placed us.  This leads us to the third facet of the creation mandate, which is to fill the earth or occupy (Gen 1:28) .  Every occupation is God’s.  We look at occupation not as a career but as an occupation of God.  Every place is sacred.  We cannot look at work place and ministry as two separate functions.  Our work place is our ministry (Dan 6:3-5) .  We work as unto God (Col 3:17) .

The fourth dimension of the creation mandate is to subdue it.  Our directive is to harness different resources and potentials in our diverse occupations.  Sadly many work without or choose not have any vision, creativity or innovation.  We just do what we have been told to do.  When we harness and tie together resources, our work place becomes a place of joy.

Finally, God has called us to have dominion.  Dominion is about functioning in our occupation with God’s authority and responsibility.  This does not mean we dissent in our place of work but we submit to authority but always under God.  This can cause tension in our work place but this is where we need to be God dependent, seeking His wisdom and strength to execute God’s authority and responsibility.

We are here on earth to fulfil the creation mandate in our specific places of work.

“God has commanded us to work. Work can only be understood from God. He continues to set the model of work for us.”   

rest of god 

Thought to ponder: It is God alone, who can and has given us the over arching mandate for work.  It is utter foolishness to reject the mandate of God and choose any other paradigm for work (Jer 2:13)