Genesis 3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
God gave the curse not just as a form of punishment for expulsion from the Garden, but also because the form of economy that existed before the fall of man would no longer work. Before the fall, man lived in a carefree manner without law. He was innocent and God cared for all of his needs. He had a self-watering garden that produced his food in a perfect environment, with no need for clothing or shelter. However, after the fall, he became aware of his surroundings and the realities of good, as well as evil. The perfect environment may have worked if there was only one man, but when there became a whole race, people would compete for control, and want everything that God created. Without some kind of method or purpose to control the sin nature of man, things would devolve quickly. The curse was for our time and had a purpose in God’s universe to control the growth of sin. Capitalism was really God’s form of economy where man worked for what he earned, he sweated, and enjoyed the fruits of his labor. There were blessings and benefits to work, in that it kept man busy so his thoughts could be on God and not on sin and the bad things the fall produced by man now having a conscience.
The Devil’s Plan
The devil also had a plan. His plan is always opposite of God’s plan. That is how you can always spot it. The devil wanted to have the carefree life that God had in the garden for man and promise man things without having to work by the sweat of his brow. That is where the modern liberal lives today. The devil wants man to have the benefits of the garden while still having his sin. You can’t have it both ways. God gave the curse to protect us from this eventual outcome. Without the control of work by the sweat of his brow, man quickly devolves into an animal. Just look to our modern cities to see an example of this. When people do not have to work for their food, sin abounds quickly. If this pandemic continues much longer, we will begin to see not just how a small part of our population avoids work and the curse, but more people will become used to it and begin to fall into the devil’s plan of having an Eden while still enjoying sin. God never intended this. He gave us work and capitalism as a blessing to protect from the degradation of having Eden in a sin-cursed body. We need to keep our thoughts on God and work. So, next time you have to get up and go to work, don’t complain; thank God he gave you work, and thwart the devil’s plan. God made you to work and you will always be happiest when following His plan for your life.