2. God created humanity to work
Genesis 1:27 (NIV)
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
If we are made in God's image, we can only conclude that we were created to work.
God put Adam in the Garden of Eden to work and care for it. Work is not a punishment for sin but rather a privilege and responsibility bestowed upon us by God.
Our work allows us to collaborate with God in the continual process of creation, to care for His earth, and to bring glory to His name. It is inherent in our nature.