Labor Day

Labor Day is a day when we are to rest from all our labor. Many have picnics and gather with families. We rest. We prepare for the new school year. I thought I would pause and reflect on what Scripture says about work.

Not all of us are able to find joy in our work, but when I focus my work on God, I change my heart and my attitude towards the work. If I’m lucky, I may show someone else the love of God.

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, (Colossians 3:23 NIV).

Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
    and he will establish your plans. (Proverbs 16:3 NIV).

Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. (Ecclesiastes 4:9, NIV).

There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. (Hebrews 4:910 NIV )

We are called to work and to serve God and others through our work. Everywhere I go, every person I encounter, and every moment of work I do, is for God’s glory. It’s my opportunity to show others and myself the love of God. This Labor Day I celebrate that I labor for God.

How do you celebrate Labor Day? How do you labor for the Lord? Share your experience here and breathe life and bring hope to others.

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