“And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to till it and to keep it.” Genesis 2:15. In the ancient world little dignity was associated with work. Slaves were assigned menial and backbreaking tasks, while the upper-class engaged in leisurely social and cultural pursuits. Against this background is the Biblical view that work is good and necessary for our well-being. We are to accept it gratefully as a God-ordained part of life. We rightfully remember Jesus for His accomplishments in fulfilling the redemptive purposes of God. But let’s not forget that most of His working years were probably spent at a carpenter’s bench Paul’s mark upon history is evident through his great missionary labors and the writing of nearly half of the New Testament. Yet, interwoven throughout the record of his achievements are references to his occupation as a tentmaker. His work as a craftsman not only helped support him, but it opened many doors of opportunity to fulfill his apostolic calling. God put work into your life; He expects you to put life into your work!