6337 – 669 – 2016-09-18
Hi Julie and Candy, I really struggled with this question because although Adam was placed in the garden to tend it I just don’t see it as work the way we experience it today. I read Gen 1:28 and I see man being given dominion over every living thing. I see him having the creative responsibility to name all the animals. I know that we are created in the image of God and created to bring Him glory in service. In contrast, work became hard after sin entered the world – Gen 2:17-18 says the ground was cursed and would bring forth thorns and thistles. For me, it’s key to see that God gave Adam purpose (be fruitful and multiply and have dominion) and that this was a blessing from God.