Genesis 2:15 English Standard Version (ESV)
15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
Colossians 3:23New International Version (NIV)
23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
I have a picture of my grandfather as a young man posing with a group of men standing on a cross cut saw embedded in a tree, the result of their labor. They all look strong and lean, with sinewy muscles from hard work. It's good for men to be proud of their work. My husband knew that when he gave our son an ax for his eighth grade graduation. He presented it to him with appropriate bible verses taped to the handle. Our son loved it and used it often, even chopping firewood to sell. I never would have thought of such a gift and would have been more likely to have spent money on something he liked but didn't really need. A boy does need a father, and, if not a father, a man who loves him enough to walk beside him on the road to manhood.
NEEDTOBREATHE - "Brother" (Official Audio)