The fall of man came with a curse:
By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”
~ Genesis 3:19
I’d like you to take another another look at the first part of that curse: By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food…
To eat your food by the sweat of your brow is not a good thing; it’s a curse. As a matter of fact, it was not so in the very beginning. It was a terrible curse, placed on the man by God when he failed to heed to God’s instructions in the Garden of Eden. It means that from that point onward, mankind will have to sweat to eat; he will have to sweat to enjoy sweetness.
Today, it’s common to hear people make casual sentences like, ‘no sweat no sweet’. What they might not be aware of is that they’re actually reinforcing the potency of the Adamic curse on their lives. No doubts, ‘no sweat no sweet,’ makes for good rhymes; nevertheless, it’s still a curse. It may sound good, lofty, and profound; but it’s a curse nonetheless.
Before the fall of man, Adam and Eve didn’t have to sweat to eat. They didn’t even need to work at all for their food. They had all their needs abundantly supplied in the Garden of Eden. ‘No sweat, no sweet,’ became their reality after they disobeyed the clear instruction of God. It will help to just keep this simple point in mind.
As for me, I made up my mind a long time ago that I will enjoy sweetness without sweats!