And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD GOD had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. And the LORD GOD formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And the LORD GOD planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD GOD to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. (Gen 2:5-9)
Our service to GOD is called reasonable, and a sacrifice. It may be labor now because of the curse of sIn, but GOD calls us to care for ourselves as the sanctuary of GOD, His Church (not the building, though we care for it as good stewards of what GOD has given us) as the body of Christ, and to minister as priests to those who are separated from GOD by sIn to reconcile them to GOD through faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary. We can do whatever He calls us to do by His grace and power, but we must be obedient to His Word and faithful to His work.
We are obedient in discipleship, ministry, and proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ and the forgiveness and reconciliation that He has already purchased by His own blood on that cruel Roman cross so that others might believe and believing have life in His Name. We are faithful to reach this lost and dying world that apart from GOD has no hope in this world or the next with the message of grace, mercy, and love so that those under judgment can be forgiven and redeemed.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and be born again by trusting His Word and what He has already done for you, and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. Believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, and receive His free offer of Salvation by faith today.