At the Twelfth of Ecclesiastes, Solomon wrote that the whole duty of man was to fear God and keep His commandments. In the case of Adam and Eve, failure to keep the commandment of God resulted in an additional responsibility being placed upon the man: he would till the soil, and by the sweat of his face would he eat bread. This arrangement not only kept him sufficiently busy to keep him out of trouble but also contributed to the satisfying of his physical needs. For both of these reasons, Solomon added at Ecclesiastes Five that it is good and comely for one to enjoy the good of his labor which God has given him, for it is his portion. It is the portion of man to labor, it is his portion to enjoy the good fruit of his labor, and it is the commandment of God that he do all of the above. For this cause, Paul, on more than a single occasion, taught the Church at Thessalonica that failure to abide by these principles is disorderly conduct.
Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater
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