Labor Day

Happy Labor Day!  Psalm 118:24 reminds us, “This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” It is a beautiful day! We didn’t have to set any alarms because the kids don’t have school!!

Have you ever wondered what “Labor Day” is all about? According to Wikipedia, “In the United States, 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 their country.”

Thank you, laborers, for all your hard work, so we can enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Are you laborering for the Kingdom of God? The Bible reminds a few things about labor.

We must work hard for The Lord. We must live in such a way that our labor in not in vain. Remember, for some people you are the only Jesus they will ever see. Be careful in what you do and say. Someone is always watching!

1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

We must work hard to help others that need it. Help out your neighbor whose health may prevent him from working. Do it with a joyful heart. Always be on the lookout. It may just be helping an elderly lady put a watermelon in her car.

Acts 20:35
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Do you ever work so hard that you are completely exhausted? Your whole body is tired. Your mind is running slow and there is still so much to do? Just remember:

Matthew 11:28
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

I hope you make time to spend some time with The Lord this Labor Day! Seek the rest only He can give you!

Be blessed and be a blessing,
~M.

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