Scriptural Labour Day – Life
September 5, 2021
What does Labour Day mean to you? What does work mean to you?
2 Thessalonians 3:10 (NLT); Even while we were with you, we gave you this command: “Those to work will not get to .”
Unwilling to work is very different for being physically unable to work. As followers of Jesus, we should be willing to work if we are physically able to work.
Ephesians 4:28 (NLT); If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good work, and then give to others in need.
Work hard and be generous, especially to those in need and or who are unable to work.
2 Timothy 2:15 (NLT); Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive His . Be a good worker, one who does not need to be and who correctly explains the Word of truth.
Ephesians 6:7 (NLT); Work with , as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
Be an enthusiastic worker. Be someone who gains the of others through your good, hard work!
Colossians 3:23 (NLT); Work at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
Be willing to work and a willing worker at work! You are the Lord in all you do and speak.
1 Thessalonians 4:11 (NLT); Make it your goal to live a life, minding your business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.
Mind your own business. and are completely inappropriate for the follower of Jesus anywhere at anytime including on your job.
Proverbs 30:10 (NLT); Never slander a worker to the employer, or the person will you, and you will pay for it.
“It is not our responsibility to all things right. It is our responsibility to what is right, according to the Word of God.” Rev. G.A. Clark
1 Corinthians 16:14 (NLT); And do with love.
Love your job and the people connected with your job for the sake.
God’s was and is for us. He created work in our human understanding.
Genesis 1:1 (NLT); In the beginning God the Heavens and the Earth.
God worked and is at work!
Genesis 1:26 (NLT); Then God said, “Let us human beings in our image, to be like us. They will over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the Earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”
God worked and works on us
Genesis 1:31 (NLT); Then God looked over all He had made, and He saw that it was very ! And evening passed and morning came, marking the sixth day.
Genesis 2:1-2 (NLT); So, the creation of the Heavens and the Earth and everything in them was . On the seventh day God had His work of creation, so He from all His work.
God rested because He was not because He was
Sin has caused the need for human beings to rest. It’s okay, in fact, to rest and relax.
Ecclesiastes 3:11-13(NLT); Yet God has made everything for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole of God’s from beginning to end.
So, I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labour, for these are from God.
A “Good work ,” receives God’s reward!
Ephesians 2:10 (NLT); For we are God’s . He has created us in Christ Jesus, so we can do the things He planned for us long ago.
1 Corinthians 15:58 (NLT); So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and . Always work for the Lord, for you know that you do for the Lord is ever .
Isaiah 40:31 (NLT); But those who in the Lord will find strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
Matthew 11:28 (NLT); Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you .
Come to Jesus and rest for a little while!