Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. -John 6:27
With the approaching Labor Day holiday, I thought it fitting to break from the usual topics and write on the idea of “labor.”
Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. -1 Corinthians 3:8
It does not seem fair that you work so hard and have [what seems to be] so little compared to folks that are born into wealth or magically attract it. Ever feel that way? I’ve been reading the book of Job during my morning devotional time and have been recently reminded of how unfair life can seem. Job loved God and lived a righteous life (as far as any man can do), yet God allowed Satan to test him by taking away so very much from his life. But in the end, Job kept his faith and God blessed him even more richly than before, but there was a time when his friends were turning their backs on him and he was clearly wondering why all of this was happening to him.
When we work so hard, let it be for the kingdom of God and not for those earthly things which spoil and will, one day, be burned up in preparation for the newness of God’s kingdom. That’s labor worth doing! Have a blessed weekend.