Let’s Talk: What’s the Point of Work? – Jackie Hill Perry

Work has existed from the time of creation when “The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it” (Gen. 2:15). Once sin entered the world, we still had to work, but it became much, much harder (Gen. 3:17–19). Work can be a subject filled with angst. Some people love their work. Some make work an idol, while others work simply because they need to put food on the table.

On this first episode of season 3 of Let’s Talk, Jackie, Jasmine, and Melissa talk about how to think rightly about work. “There are real thorns and thistles with all of our work, even if it’s not physical ones,” Melissa says. Whether it’s just we’re tired or we’re overworked. There are all these things that, I think, in perfection wouldn’t have been true.” Yet in spite of these thorns and thistles, we can still experience God-given purpose in work as we steward the opportunities God has given us.

Mentioned in this episode:

Mindset by Carol S. Dweck

Related Resources:

Faith and Work (TGC Course)

What Are You Called to Do? A Theology of Work (4-part series of articles)
4 Ways to Better Engage Women in the Workplace

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