Hope for Our Work
Reflection and response questions:
Read the beginning, middle, and end of the Bible’s story about the curse on our work, in (beginning) Genesis 1:26-28 and Genesis 3:17-19; (middle) Ecclesiastes 2:18-23; and (end) Revelation 22:1-5.
- Without a curse on our work, what will work look like and feel like? Picture it and share parts of your picture.
- As followers of Jesus, who are called to perform a preview of the world Jesus will re-create, how can we preview curse-less work? Talk about ways we can preview that, including how we can do that in our specific workplaces and industries.
- Encouragement and affirmation of jobs well done are tastes of curse-less work. How can you encourage and affirm the work of people around you—and so preview Jesus’ new world or “his kingdom”?