Calvin On Productivity (Or Lack Of)

NAU Genesis 2:15 ¶ Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.

On this verse, Calvin made following comments:

Men were created to employ themselves in some work, and not to lie down in inactivity and idleness. This labour, truly, was pleasant, and full of delight, entirely exempt from all trouble and weariness; since, however, God ordained that man should be exercised in the culture of the ground, he condemned, in his person, all indolent repose. Wherefore, nothing is more contrary to the order of nature, than to consume life in eating, drinking, and sleeping, while in the meantime we propose nothing to ourselves to do.

That’s a Godward goal to have and maintain on this new year.

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