Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam, no suitable helper was found. Genesis 2:19-20

God gave man work.

Take a close look at the first account of work given to man. What we know of God is that there is no limit to him. He created without any material, speaking creation into existence. When I decide to make something, I lack many things. Usually, there are several trips to the local home-improvement store anytime I undertake a weekend project. It is also not unusual to watch a clumsy “how to” video on youtube as well. But not God. Nothing was limiting him when He created. You will notice, however, that while the Creator lacks nothing, He did create something that was.

God did not name animals. God left a void, namelessness, and invited Adam to a meaningful job.

While many observations can be made here, it is important to note that God’s first interaction with the man was to involve him in garden work. “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” The garden required labor and creation needed names. Instead of doing this Himself, which God was more than capable of, He put the man to this task. God wants to involve men in His work.

DO THIS TODAY: Pray for God to show you what work He is inviting you to do.

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