Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17
Today we celebrate Labor Day. A day set in motion in 1894 during a great deal of unrest about working conditions and wages. This holiday was signed into law in an attempt to repair ties with American workers. For most of us today, it is a greatly needed day of rest. A day to spend with our family, finalize summer for the kids and set our minds on what lies ahead.
God is pleased when our “work” is honest, diligent and completed with integrity.
He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, but he who pursues worthless things lacks sense. Proverbs 12:11
Rest today. You deserve it. There is a difference in working hard and overworking yourself. But as you look toward what lies ahead keep your mind on Christ. As you rest today reflect on God’s Word.
Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established.
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.
But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another. For each one will bear his own load. The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
Today as we celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers, let us strive to have our “work” show others to Christ, especially those of our own home.