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Why Do We Labor

September 2, 2001 by Eric Lieser

As we come to the end of summer, we encounter the interesting holiday, Labor Day. It is a day set aside to celebrate the work we have done. I find it interesting that many people don’t like work. Some have the impression that work is akin to punishment. That is very sad. Genesis 2:15 tells us “The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it[1]”. God gave Adam work before sin entered the world. Wo