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God created man and put him in the garden to “tend and keep it” (Gen 2:5 & 15) subdue the earth and have dominion over it. Man became the steward of the Lord’s earth, animals and possessions. His first job was to name the animals. So work was always part of Gods plan for man for God needs a man to do His work on earth, just as He need preachers and disciples to spread the gospel (which is work). Even God is still working today according to John 5:17 (But Jesus answered them, “To this very day My Father is at His work, and I too am working”)

As Beverly said – work is not punishment but created by God for us and I would add: “…to glorify Him through our work”