Maybe We Should Make Time on Labor Day to See What the Bible Says About Labor

Dad with tshirt finalAs I do anything but labor today,
I thought it would be instructive to see
what the Bible says about labor.

From the wisest man who ever lived

“It is good and fitting for one to eat and drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labor in which he toils under the sun all the days of his life which God gives him; for it is his heritage. As to every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, and given him power to eat of it, to receive his heritage and rejoice in his labor—this is the gift of God” (Ecclesiastes 5:18-19).

“Better is a handful with quietness than both hands full, together with toil and grasping for the wind” (Ecclesiastes 4:6).

“The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eats little or much; but the abundance of the rich will not permit him to sleep” (Ecclesiastes 5:12).

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going” (Ecclesiastes 9:10).

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every work into judgment” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14).

From the Apostle Paul

“If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10).

From the Gods

“And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made” (Genesis 2:2-3).

“My Father has been working until now, and I have been working” (John 5:17).

“My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work” (John 4:34).

“Being Confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6).

That works for me!

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