Mark DeVine is associate professor of history and doctrine at Beeson Divinity School.

Work Lost, Work Redeemed

by Mark DeVine The first thing God did was work. And he derived satisfaction from his work, calling it “good” and “very good.” The first command issued to his most special creature was essentially “work.” Man too would derive nothing but pleasure and satisfaction from his work: “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth.” This work promised nothing but pleasure and... Read More
Posted by Betsy Childs at Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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Letting Your Light So Shine

by Mark DeVine “Six days you shall labor and do all your work,” God said (Exodus 20: 9). Not infrequently, followers of Jesus have supposed that either their duty as witnesses of Jesus Christ impinges not at all upon their work during the six days or that their work is their witness. A major preoccupation of this blog is to explore the meaning and relationship between both the Sabbath-keeping of the Christian Lord’s Day and the others six days and, just for this reason, the... Read More
Posted by Betsy Childs at Monday, December 2, 2013
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