Work is a Blessing - Grace Moments Devotions - September 5, 2016

September 5

Labor Day

Work Is a Blessing

What’s the one thing nobody wants to do on Labor Day? Right. Labor. It seems to be people’s dream to quit working just as soon as they can afford it, or as soon as their employment contract permits.

In God’s view and design, work is not a painful, necessary evil that one puts up with for the least amount of time possible. Scrounging off other people is nothing he admires. In fact: “When we were with you, we gave you this rule: ‘If a man will not work, he shall not eat.’ We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10-12).

When you bend your intelligence, strength, and servant-spirit to your tasks, you are doing nothing less than continuing the divine work that God began in the six days of creation. He is exerting his intelligence and strength each day, sustaining all things and feeding the world. We honor his work when we work.

We do our country and our God a great service when we teach our children and grandchildren the dignity and satisfaction of labor.

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