Work and Our Labor in the Lord

Work and Our Labor in the Lord You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands you shall be blessed and it shall be well with you Psalm Work has been a part of God s good creation since before the fall created to reflect

  • Title: Work and Our Labor in the Lord
  • Author: James M. Hamilton Jr. Dane C. Ortlund Miles V. Van Pelt
  • ISBN: 9781433549953
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you Psalm 128 2 Work has been a part of God s good creation since before the fall created to reflect his image and glory to the world What are we to make of this when work today is all too often characterized by unwanted toil, pain, and futility In this book, pastor, You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you Psalm 128 2 Work has been a part of God s good creation since before the fall created to reflect his image and glory to the world What are we to make of this when work today is all too often characterized by unwanted toil, pain, and futility In this book, pastor, professor, and biblical scholar James Hamilton explores how work fits into the big story of the Bible, revealing the glory that God intended when he gave man work to do, the ruin that came as a result of the fall, and the redemption yet to come, offering hope for flourishing in the midst of fallen futility.Part of the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series.

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    1. Read my brief interview with Dr. Hamilton on this book: How a Biblical Theology of Work Can Transform Your Life: Interview with Dr. Jim Hamilton

    2. Rating - If you are looking for something.Level - Short, moderate read, feels a little redundant at timesSummaryHamilton attempts to concisely write a theology of work - why we work, what it means to work, and what it would look like to 'labor for the Lord'. The book is broken into four main parts: work before the fall, work after the fall, work now after Christ's coming, and finally, work in the new heavens and new earth.My ThoughtsI'll start off by saying I think this is one of the most diff [...]

    3. Hamilton gives us a concise yet effective biblical theology of labor. He does so under the meta-narrative categories of Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration. Doing so provides a biblical dignity to our work without idolizing it. God has created us to live as priest-kings, expanding the geography of His covenantal presence. In Christ, we can take up that mantle again. And, praise God, there is a day coming where all the things that degrade our joy of labor will be no more. Hamilton gives t [...]

    4. This brief book presents a biblical theology of work. It would be an excellent introduction to the subject if one is unfamiliar with the biblical teaching on work. Hamilton shows us what it looks like to faithfully bear the image of God in our work and not be idolaters. He does this by pulling out propositional teachings from Scripture and providing examples of faithful work. I always find it edifying and profitable to read him and I always come away with some things to think about I haven't con [...]

    5. Over the years there has been more books coming out on a biblical view of work and vocation but what I like about this particular work is that the author James M. Hamilton Jr. takes a biblical theology approach to the topic. By biblical theology I mean a study of what Scripture has to say with the consideration of the progressive revelation of the Bible in terms of redemptive history and the canonical context of passages that is cited. I have been enjoying more and more books taking a biblical t [...]

    6. I'm really enjoying this series. This book was as good as Ortlund's book on marriage. The sections on the garden, Proverbs, and Paul's letters were some of the best readings I've heard of the texts.

    7. Great book avout work, Biblically based points and easy to understand writing about how we are to view work in accordance to God's design and the redeeming work of the gospel of Christ to bring us back to God to give Him glory in our profession.I like the divisions given in this book in terms of understanding it drom the beginning before the fall after the fall the redemption of Man by Christ of the cross and the future understanding of Work.I recommend this book to all Christians, to teachers a [...]

    8. A concise, helpful resource that I'm sure to go back to. Part of the Short Studies in Biblical Theology from Crossway.

    9. Short and concise. Hamilton gives a great biblical theology of work and why work matters. We were made to work, and it truly is good for the soul. Hamilton follows the main arch of Scripture: creation, fall, redemption, and restoration, and shows how God made man to work and is redeeming the futility of our work because of sin. I found this book encouraging and helpful in light of thinking through what it means to work and why we work and how God is redeeming our work. Work can feel hard, but it [...]

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