The Bible contains real accounts of real people who lived real lives working real jobs.
All the ins and outs of the lives of Biblical characters is something that we do not often think about.
Some Biblical stories highlight these features of people’s lives. Many people know that Jesus was a carpenter (Mark 6:3) and that Peter and John were fishermen (Luke 5:10).
In the Old Testament, there are plenty of jobs and crafts mentioned to give further insight into individuals’ lives and the remarkable ways that God used them.
As for Christians, some other occupations mentioned within the Bible include tent-makers (Acts 18:2-3), lawyers (Titus 3:13), and tanners (Acts 10:32) to name a few!
All of these “secular” jobs helped to fund Spiritual endeavors and stand as a guide to Christian diligence and stewardship!
Nonetheless, I can not leave out that the greatest craftsman is the God that we serve!
The most versatile and skilled workman who makes no mistake.
He has hung the stars and the moon. He made the Earth from nothing, man from nothing, and created light where there was no light.
I mean this physically (Genesis 1:3) and spiritually (1 John 1:5).
Dark to light.
Death to life.
Mortality to eternity.
There is no craftsman like our God.
In fact, He devised a way that humanity could be with Him.
We are His workmanship. Something the Lord takes pride in.
Ephesians 2:8-10 states,
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
We are like a beautiful pot. We are able to be filled and utilized for good works.
However, from our birth and creation, the dust, wear, and harmful factors of sin tarnished His craftsmanship.
Still, God’s intention is to restore and preserve His work.
Therefore, He made a way through His Son Jesus Christ.
The death, burial, and resurrection is the polish and protective coating that gives humanity value.
Only in Him, is any service to God acceptable. By grace through faith.
Work does not save us. Christ does.
However, in Christ we are restored the full capability of developing the ultimate craft.
Walking in the Word and edifying the Body of Christ.
Saying this, come out and be restored fellow journeyman! Be beautifully taught by the ultimate craftsman.
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Very nice devotion! Thank you for sharing!