“Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.” (Eph 4:28)
Work is ordained by God and categorized by Him as useful. Here it is evidenced by a change in behavior from destructive to constructive. This indicates that work is not only useful but also purposeful. The purposeful characteristic demonstrated is the act of giving.
There are many positive outcomes of working. If we take a look at those who are not working, we can see the destructive nature of long-term unemployment, often through no fault of their own.
Quick Prayer: Thank You for work, Lord, and please empower me to share. Amen.