God set Adam in the Garden of Eden with a two-fold purpose: to work and to guard (“keep”) it. Adam’s God-ordained task of work appears in different ways throughout Scripture as both a physical and Spiritual reality. This all culminates in Christ’s fulfillment of it, and in his body’s execution of works as well. This […]
In part 1 of this essay, we surveyed relevant covenantal and eschatological presuppositions. We plotted the connection between blessing and material prosperity in Eden, looked at instances in the New Testament where the connection between blessing and material prosperity is reaffirmed, and discussed how God disseminates blessings and curses in the context of nations vs. […]
A recent tweet from Desiring God stated that not one of the 112 references to being blessed in the New Testament “is connected to material prosperity”: This tweet, its potential implications, and some of the baggage that goes along with it bring up a topic we need to address in a comprehensive manner: the connection […]
The work and sabbath of God is the basis for the sabbath and work of man. The pattern for man is reversed: life/rest and then work. Man’s true sabbath is to rest in God, then good works flow from it. This means the Old Law was ceremonial.
On day four in his works of creation, God creates the sun, moon, and stars (Gen. 1:14–19). These “lights” in the heavens are specifically said to “separate” day and night, to “rule” the light and darkness, and to be for “signs and for seasons.” As we are considering a biblical worldview of work in the […]