Work and Our Labor in the Lord
Work and Our Labor in the Lord

Work and Our Labor in the Lord

in Short Studies in Biblical Theology

by James M. Hamilton Jr.

Pages 128
Publisher Crossway
Published 2017
ISBN-13 9781433549953
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.

  • Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 1. Creation: Work in the Very Good Garden
  • 2. Work after the Fall: Fallen, Futile, Flourishing
  • 3. Redemption: Work Now That Christ Has Risen
  • 4. Restoration: Work in the New Heavens and the New Earth
  • Conclusion
  • For Further Reading
  • General Index
  • Scripture Index


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