Google+ 10/27/12 The Sixth Day

 

 

Genesis 1: 24-27

 

Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind:

Cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so.

And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind,

And everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all[a] the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all[a] the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all[a] the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all[a] the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.   Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;

Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle,

Over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him;

Male and female He created them. 

 

All of you have probably noticed it is Saturday, the sixth day.  Some of you are probably sleeping in, going to the beach, hitting the links, going shopping, or partaking in some other form of worldly recreation.  Don't get mad at me and stop reading, but I am certainly glad God did not "take the boat out for a spin" on Day six!  Look at what He did in His two-part workday.  Things would be greatly different if God wasn't working on Saturday.  I am often accussed of being a "workaholic".  I am not sure where that word came from, but it was not from God or the Bible.  I lobby I am a "Godaholic"!  God and Jesus set the standard for our work for the Kingdom.  They both worked six days a week, from at least sunup to sundown.  They fellowshipped with their people during the rest of the day and Jesus kept teaching.  God set the seventh day aside for our worship and praise of Him and fellowshipping with each other in the temple.  After the fall of both Adam and Eve, God told Adam He would work all the days of his life if he wanted to eat and feed his family.  What, no retirement plan?  No day off?  No, sorry that is not included in God's plan.  He wants us to work until Jesus comes back.  Now, we can look at that as a curse (which at the time it was because remember what Adam and Eve were doing before the fall), or we can do what God commands and turn all of our mental and physical energy into "Kingdom work".  I was talking to a friend yesterday who travels the country for work.  This week, she saw a Christian saying displayed on the desk of someone she had just met.  She would tell you if you asked that the job she was doing was for Ceasar and a paycheck to feed her family.  On this day, she chose to turn Ceasar's work into God's work by asking the person she had just met about the saying on her desk.  That launched a week-long discussion about Jesus!  Ever had that experience with a co-worker?  I am often faced with situations where someone drops the ball and then explains "I simply ran out of time".  I would like to correct that statement.  What is really being said is "It wasn't a priority for me or I simply didn't want to work that hard".  The Bible is clear.  We must work to eat.  There are many kinds of work.  Let's make sure that we are always working for the Kingdom.  In between your tee shot and your approach shot today, talk to your friends about Jesus.  As you lay on the beach, speak to the people next to you about Jesus.  I challenge you to make God the same priority that He made us.  If you do, I promise it will no longer look or feel like work and the Holy Spirit will lift you up to do His work for the Kingdom.