The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to work it and watch over it.
Men are called to work and to watch over the responsibilities God has given to them.
In other words, we must cultivate and guard what has been entrusted to us by God.
That includes our marriages, our children and our ministries.
Cultivating is a lot of work.
It is a front end investment.
It works with the promise of future reward.
It produces abundant fruit.
Guarding is a lot of time.
It is a back end investment.
It watches over what it values.
It protects the fruit.
We are called to work and watch, to cultivate and protect.
This means time, energy and money spent on your wife in order to see her bloom.
This means time, energy and money spent on your children in order to see them have fruitful lives.
This means time, energy and money spent in your local church serving the body with your talents to assist in the harvest of souls.
It is a lot of work and it is what God has called men to do.