Monday, September 6, 2010

In Praise of Labor Day - September 6, 2010

Colossians 3:23-24 (New International Version)
23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

According to the Department of Labor's website, Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Actually, our work and our labor is very important to God, because he created us to do work. Just as Adam had a job of tending the Garden of Eden, we too will be conducting work for God throughout our eternity.

In the meantime, we need to honor God with our work. How we do our job, especially as Christians brings Him glory. It is a form of our worship to Him for what He has given us in ability and occupation. So this Labor Day while you enjoy family, barbecues, and a little rest from your labors, remember the One who has blessed you with the opportunity to "labor" and provide for our well-being. Give thanks and praise to God for His tremendous blessings.

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