MONDAY, JANUARY 24
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
Genesis 2:1-3 (NLT)
LIVING SENT IN THE WORKPLACE: OUR CREATOR WORKED
In the early 1600s, pioneering astronomer Johannes Kepler published his three laws of planetary motion and a textbook supporting the Copernican model of the solar system. He was motivated by a fascination with God’s creation, writing, “I am devoting my effort . . . for the glory of God, who wants to be recognized from the Book of Nature.” He even saw the universe (as understood at that time) as a reflection of the Trinity, with the sun at the center representing God the Father, the outer stars representing Christ, and the space in between the Holy Spirit. Wonder at God’s creation has energized many a believer! (Today in the Word)
God worked for six days in creating our universe. At the end of each day, God saw that it was good. God’s work in creation was an amazing thing. We are all made in the image of God and we are made to reflect His character and His beauty. Work is an opportunity for us to reflect how good God is.
What are some of your favorite parts of creation? What do they tell you about God? How can your attitude about work follow God’s example?
Praise God for the beauty of His work displayed in creation. Thank God for the motivation it provides.