“Employment,” Employment (2020)
“Work is an important gospel principle. It fosters growth and develops us. God condemns idleness and encourages us to ‘do many things of [our] own free will’ (Doctrine and Covenants 58:27). The Lord not only wants us to provide for our families but to be ‘anxiously engaged in a good cause’ (Doctrine and Covenants 58:27). Good employment is important for us to better provide for our families” (Gospel Topics, “Employment,” topics.ChurchofJesusChrist.org).
Work is also a blessing from God, as President David O. McKay taught: “Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success” (Pathways to Happiness , 381).