By Dave Kahle
Excerpted from Dave’s book The Good Book on Business.
It is the early moments of creation. God is busy at work, creating the universe, and has just created his most complex entity: Man. Or, more specifically, the man Adam. He is a special creature, made in the image and likeness of God himself and placed at the very top of the created world.
How will God relate to Adam and his progeny? Will he create some special organization, like a church, and command Adam to worship him? Will he give Adam a family and expect that in the myriad decisions of raising children and getting along with his spouse Adam will seek him out for wisdom and guidance and thereby seek a relationship with God? What will God do with Adam? For what purpose did God create him?
He will give Adam a job. First, a lifetime purpose and then a specific task that contributes to that purpose. Then within the context of that job, God will work with Adam, speak to him, relate to him, and work together with him.
In other words, God created work—and by extension, business—as the venue in which God would speak with man, relate to man, and work with man.
Let us take a look:
The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
(Gen. 2:15) Read more