Does it surprise you to realize that our work pleases God? I am making this claim based upon a number of Bible passages. Please join me in my study.
So we built the wall, and the entire wall was joined together up to half its height, for the people had a mind to work. (Neh 4:6 NKJV)
Notice in the above verse that the ‘people had a mind to WORK.’ God blesses the work of our hands! He doesn’t bless laziness or inactivity.
He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. (Ps 1:3 NKJV, emphasis added)
In the verse above from the first Psalm, notice that whatever a person DOES shall prosper! Observe that the Lord is talking about action or movement here—about a person at work—not someone sitting around and dreaming.
Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening. (Ps 104:23 NKJV)
God created a way for every living thing to have sustenance and a way to be blessed. Work is a blessing to mankind.
The works of the Lord are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them. His work is honorable and glorious, and His righteousness endures forever. He has made His wonderful works to be remembered. (Ps 111:2-4 NKJV)
God, our Creator, also worked and that work is described as honorable and glorious. Furthermore, the Lord created His works to be remembered. Glory to God!
. . . comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work. (2 Thes 2:17 NKJV)
“Establish” means to support or sustain. The prayer in 2 Thessalonians (above) is that God will uphold us in our good words and work. God bless you!