In the beginning, God created man on the sixth day. He blessed him and gave him a mandate to “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the Earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground” (Gen 1:28). And then in Genesis 2:16, it says, “The Lord God took the Man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”
Before the fall, Man was Created to work as a delegated authority over Creation. After the fall, the work became much more difficult (Gen 3:17-19). But even after the fall, man glorifies God by working. After the return of Christ, and the coming of the New Heavens and the New Earth (Rev 22:1-3), the saints will continue to productively glorify God by working in His Kingdom, free from the trials that came by the curse.
Do you see a Man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men. Proverbs 22:29.
Beloved I pray for you:
May God give you the spirit of excellence in all your endeavors that shall bring you before rulers and announce you to the world in Jesus’ name. Amen.