Labor Day –
The beginning of work is from the beginning of time. God Himself worked for six days and rested on the seventh. When God completed creation He called it “very good”. We are created in the image of God and are designed to experience success and fulfillment through hard work! As Christians, we should view our jobs as an opportunity to serve God through perseverance and patience, and serve others through a Christ-like attitude. This collection of Bible verses can be used to reflect on your work during Labor Day and any time of the year!
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning – the sixth day.
Anyone who has been stealing bust steal no longer, but must work, do something useful with their own hands, that they must have something to share with those in need.
Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways
watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?
Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
Every tree that doers not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them
1 Corinthians 10:31
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.
In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.
Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.
Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
Happy Labor Day from all of us here at Mountain Ministries!