Important Work: One of Life’s Great Joys

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“And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.”
–Ecclesiastes 3:13

IF one only listened to the world, one might think that WORK is an affliction, visited upon those who are not bright enough to escape its mind-numbing clutches.,

IF one listened only to the world, one might think that man LIVES for that moment AFTER work is through–either for the day, the week or the year (and sometimes even until LUNCH).
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IF one only listened to the world, one might NEVER know the joy of doing IMPORTANT work. And it matters NOT if anyone else believes the work one does is important: what is critical is that the one actually doing the work feels it is important.

Then, the one doing the work will not only enjoy what he is doing, he will gain a sense of satisfaction when the latest work he is doing is completed.

This is illustrated in fine fashion by the man who is a teacher.  There may be many in the world who don’t feel that the teacher is doing any worthwhile work (“Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach“).  BUT, if the teacher himself believes he is performing worthwhile activities, THEN what he does becomes IMPORTANT WORK–at least to the teacher (and probably to at least SOME of his pupils).

“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Mark Twain

This highlights one of the points so promoted by the world in the end times: that work–all work–can be equated with DRUDGERY, to be completed and gotten away from as quickly as possible.  But, to the world, work is all about MONEY, not SATISFACTION.

So, MANY in the world labor at tasks they despise doing–because they make a buck or two more than doing work they would rather do, but which pays less.

In addition, the world is all about leisure time and leisure time activities (what some might call “time wasters“).

While such activities DO give the person something to do, they do not accomplish much.  Take the modern past time of playing video games.  Only the most deceived would try and convince others that what they do is a worthwhile activity; in other words, WORK.

To this end, the world promotes leisure activities and exalts such activities as VERY IMPORTANT.  The reader may KNOW that such past times are only glorified time wasters by looking at WHEN such deceptions occur.  Such activities are usually ONLY promoted by the world as worthwhile when the authorities have the resources to do so.

There once was a man who was obsessed with gambling his money away in poker machines.  BUT, to those who would listen, this man would claim, “I’ve got a system which makes me a BIG WINNER!  I just have to ‘grind away’ at it and–voila!–I take home pockets full of cash!”

NOW, if this man was telling the truth, it seems he would have certainly would not have been ‘borrowing’ (begging) money off of those he barely knew.  Also, it was once pointed out to the man that if he REALLY had a system, sitting in front of a video poker machine would be too much like work–and the man was infamous for avoiding ANY work.

Usually, the ONE yardstick the world uses to deceive others that these undertakings are really worthwhile is how much money one can supposedly make IF one demonstrates a great talent for the activity in question.

The rest of the time, such activities are classified as hobbies, games or sports.

This is one reason those with a gambling problem ONLY jabber on about the times they supposedly WIN.

SO, if one considers what he is doing as IMPORTANT, MEANINGFUL work, then he will not only become skilled at his labor, he will ENJOY what he is doing as well.

For such a man, his work time is a time of satisfaction and enjoyment.

WORK is essential for one other good reason: WORK makes those times when one is not working (even if one considers his work as important) a time of rest and relaxation.

“Work is a blessing. God has so arranged the world that work is necessary, and He gives us hands and strength to do it. The enjoyment of leisure would be nothing if we had only leisure. It is the joy of work well done that enables us to enjoy rest, just as it is the experiences of hunger and thirst that make food and drink such pleasures.”
Elisabeth Elliot

Though the Christian believer is very clear that he considers work a blessing, those who are Christians PRETENDERS (the vast majority of the world) have a completely different outlook.

The counterfeits, shills/grumblers from the local intelligence networks and the other worker bees of iniquity are VERY concerned with work: they want others to know how hard they work; they talk endlessly about how hard they work and how much work they have to do’ they slander others they claim don’t work as hard as they do.

They only value the work THEY FEEL is important: any other work is not really work.

It doesn’t matter how hard someone works: if that work is not approved work [as in, approved by the person grumbling], it is not, in their eyes–as with the Nazis before them–really work at all.
End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 1, 2019

After Jesus returns, one of the promises made to believers is that they will be given important, ENJOYABLE work to do.

“… mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.”
–Isaiah 65:22

Of course, the world will be a MUCH different place after Jesus Christ returns, Satan is imprisoned for 1000 years and the evil, wicked or foolish are removed from the earth.

THEN, the world will FINALLY recognize the joy of laboring at IMPORTANT work.

As a few who do such work NOW do.

“There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.”
–Ecclesiastes 2:24

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 16 2020.]

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