And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God. Ecclesiastes 3:13
Labor Day has been observed for so many years most people don’t even know why. According to Wikipedia the first big Labor Day in U.S.A was observed on Sept. 5, 1882 by the Central Labor Union of New York. It became a federal holiday in 1894, during the Pullman Strike under the presidency of Grover Cleveland. Fearing further conflict with the labor union, making Labor Day a national holiday, was rushed through Congress & signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike.
The Bible instructs people to stay busy, to work and earn the bread they eat. There are some people who seem unwilling to work but all too willing to accept free handouts. Then there are those who do nothing but work. As we stop and think about the work we do, remember that our work is not only to provide for our families and to enjoy the luxuries of life, but, rather, work for the service of God. Our work is never finished for God. There was a free handout given for all but, so often, this is the one free handout that is rejected by man. This free handout of Salvation was given with love. We can’t earn it. It’s by God’s amazing Grace that we receive the free gift of Salvation.
Jesus did the work for which He was sent. What are you doing today?