God has given us human labor as a gift, as a purpose-driven task, not as a punishment, an albatross or a curse. Some of us have the image of God as a mean, stern individual looking down from the clouds of heaven saying, Hey, you messed up. You blew it. You sinned. You fumbled. You fouled out. Your curse and punishment is human labor. To the salt mines you go. Work. Work. Work. And more work. That is not true, though. Thats not Gods take nor His agenda.