Work: An Overview

“An honest man’s the noblest work of God,”
And honest work reflects the heart of God.
For God Himself began the first to work,
When ex nihilo He designed the earth.
United was the Godhead in this task,
Both in the work and in the rest at last.
And man himself was tasked with holy work,
A servant of the Lord of highest worth,
And as a steward of the world God made,
Was called to tend, subdue, to prune, and name.
Though now he works in pain, and thorns, and sweat,
And toils in the soil to be fed.
So when you work with tears and aching hands,
Remember: God created work for man.
The curse is in the pain, not in the task.
Though work endures, the sorrow soon will pass.
And dignity is born in honest work,
Though blue or white, though clean or cleaning dirt.
And work is needful if you want to eat,
And resting too, as God Himself decreed.
So work as though for God, in excellence,
For men like that will work for presidents.
Yet in this world, your work will weary be,
And you will break in your mortality.
For you can never work in your own might,
But come to Christ, because His yoke is light.
The heavy-laden, weary human soul,
In work for Christ will find their rest made whole.

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Absolute Authority (Hebrews 2:5-9)

As glorious as flaming angels are,
Was anything entrusted unto them?
God did not let them rule a single star,
But gave the world as the domain of men.
And Jesus Christ claims all authority,
And He redeemed His people from their plight.
Though He descended to mortality,
He’s now exalted, given His birth-right.
And absolute His power now holds sway,
And nothing is exempted from His reign,
Though you may never see it in your day,
Until that time when heaven’s shores we gain.
Have faith – the substance of the things not seen –
And you’ll be given this all-mighty King!

Worthy Is the Lamb of God (Hebrews 1:4-14)

Worthy is the Lamb of God!
Worthy to become the Son!
He who cleared sin with His blood,
He is worthy! He alone!

God has called Him as His Son,
Heir of all the Father’s praise.
For which angel was this done?
Christ alone received this place.

Who do all the angels serve,
Seated with God on the throne?
Christ alone their praise deserves,
Christ, whose blood for sin atoned.

He makes angel spirits fly,
Ministers of burning flame.
He is seated, throned on high,
Everlasting is His reign.

Mighty as His creatures are,
Wondrous as every work,
He alone ignites the stars;
He created this great earth.

Never did an angel sit,
With the Father on the throne.
Christ alone was given this,
To the Son all honor shown.

Worthy is the Lamb of God!
Worthy to become the Son!
He who cleared sin with His blood,
He is worthy! He alone!