Good Living Without The Sweat

Posted: 20 June, 2008 in Ponderings
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Good Living Without The Sweat

It is often said that you must work your butts off to achieve good living then you can slowly enjoy the fruit of your success. You reap what you sow. This has been taken to much extreme; Children are pushed to the extend that learning and education is so pressurizing and is no longer fun; Working adults have rounds and rounds of survival matches and the weakest is knocked out. There are also endless corporate ladder to climb to the extend of even stepping on casualties and bodies to go higher. Unless you are born with a sliver spoon in your mouth, waves of challenges and tasks awaits you.

While work was instituted by God; as an expression of who we are and our talents, it has been cursed at the fall of man. “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.” Gen 3:17   “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground,” Gen 3:19  Due to the curse, we toil painfully and sweat profusely.

Now wait. Haven’t we been redeemed?

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, Galatians 3:13  If Christ has redeemed us from the curse by becoming a curse for us, then there is no curse on us! We no longer have to toil and sweat to feed ourselves!

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”  Matthew 6:26   “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.”  Matthew 6:28

Are you not much more valuable than they?

Today, God wants you to know that you are not under a cursed world system. You are of the kingdom of God — the same one that feeds the birds that don’t toil, the same one that clothe the lilies that don’t spin.

There is no real hard work for you to do really. Sound too good to be true? It is really not that complex. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”  Matthew 6:33

Good Living Without The Sweat, 200.000

Hey, afterall we are all born again right? Only this time with a golden spoon in our mouth! Hallelujah!

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Comments
  1. anon4him says:

    Amen! 🙂 I especially like the part about the lilies that you left off… about how Solomon in his many robes was not clothed as beautifully as these… not only has God provided for our needs, but he has gone above and beyond that. Imagine how beautiful we could be if we let Him clothe us.

  2. You simplify everything and make the message so clear. Fantastic post.

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