We hate work because it has become distorted by sin. It is now often unproductive toil, marred by relational conflict and breakdown and pursued for the sake of self glory. But it is not without hope of redemption now and in the future. (Please note, bible study questions relating to the sermon can be accessed by clicking on the paperclip icon, found on the right).
1 and 2 Samuel recounts Israel's transition from a tribal social structure to a monarchy in the 11th Century BC. In the light of social and national fragility, God's permanence and dependence remains steadfast.