Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Lord Finds You the Work

"And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it." (Genesis 2: 15)

The LORD God, the Eternal God with whom we have an eternal covenant because of the blood of Jesus, started Adam on his job by creating the Garden of Eden, then creating man, then putting him the Garden, where he would watch over it and take care of it.

God provided the place and the work.

In the original Hebrew, "put" translates the word "yanach", which means leave, or let go.

In Christ,  we can trust that the same Lord who made all things, who has now redeemed us from all sin through His Son, will not only place us in the right job, but will grant to us greater things than Adam had before he sinned.

In Christ, we have the greater trust that Jesus Christ is holding us, and that He lives in us.

The Second Adam has provided us everlasting righteousness, a purged conscience, and a new identity in Himself.

Not only can we trust that God will bring us to the right place, but that He works within us both to will and to do for His good pleasure (Philippians 2: 12-13)

We can trust that He is everywhere, and that He is with us, so that no matter what challenge we may face, Christ is working with us in every work we take on:

"29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matthew 11: 28-30)

No matter what job He leads us to take, we can trust that He is working, and we need merely to trust Him to take us where He is leading us, and know that He has nothing but good in store for us (Jeremiah 29: 11)

If you are struggling to find work, or you do not know what job He wants you to take, abide in Him (John 15: 5), grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord (2 Peter 3: 18), and let His peace rule in your heart to lead you (Colossians 3: 15), for He wants you to prosper and be in health (3 John 2)

If God provided the place and the purpose to the first Adam, rest assured that since you are in the Second Adam, He has nothing but good in you future.

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