Genesis 1:31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning –the sixth day.
God created the world. And after He completed His work, He looked it over and proclaimed it good. Then He rested on the seventh day. He created us in His image which gives us value and worth. God was pleased with what he had made which means that He is pleased with us as His creation.
Work is one of our greatest blessings from God because God created us for a purpose. According to Colossians 3:23, we are to put our heart into our work as if we are working for God. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” When we look over what we have done, we can feel good about a job well done; however, we should not feel good about our work if God would not be pleased. After all, we are to be a reflection of God’s character by exhibiting patience, forgiveness, kindness and faithfulness.
Just as God rested from His work and so should we. God blesses our rest with refreshment. Our time of rest refreshes us for times of service. When we begin to look at our life through God’s eyes, our perception changes. We should evaluate our accomplishments by how we treated others, whether we did our best, and our attitude while we worked.
My reading schedule for the first week:
January 8 Job 17-20
January 9 Job 21-23
January 10 Job 24-28
January 11 Job 29-31
January 12 Job 32-34
January 13 Job 35-37
January 14 Job 38-39
NOTE: I am following the Chronological Timeline from ewordtoday.com