Every Good Endeavor 10

imgresTim Keller in Every Good Endeavor says, as a result of the Fall, work is now frequently fruitless. Therefore, “you should expect to be regularly frustrated in your work even though you may be in exactly the right vocation.”

It also means, “just because you cannot realize your highest aspirations in work does not mean you have chosen wrongly.”

At the same time, like Niggle, “our deepest aspirations in work will come to complete fruition in God’s future.”  And this allows us to “never be ultimately discouraged by the frustrating present reality of this world, in which thorns grow up when [Christians] are trying to coax up other things.”

Delightfully surprisingly, Tim Keller then finds this consolation in a Christmas carol we’ve all sung so many times.

No more let sin or sorrow grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make his blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as the curse is found.


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