The subject of today’s quote is contentment. While our culture tends to regard honest, hard work as a virtue, is it possible that it’s not? Didn’t Solomon teach us to consider the ways of the hard-working ant, that we should be wise and not lazy? Today’s quote seems to tell us that for all our labor, we will not be satisfied. Or does it?
“All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the soul is not satisfied.” – Bible or Not?
As are most things Biblical, today’s quote about laboring for our mouths and not being satisfied, is about the heart. We all have to work to earn a living and support ourselves and our families, and God has promised…
Labor Day was established by the U.S. government as a day to recognize the strength and cooperation of trade and labor unions. A day to honor workers.
Labor Day according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ is completely different. Consider the words of Jesus:
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28 NKJV
Jesus sends out His invitation, to all those who labor, but it’s not an invitation to march in a parade down Broadway. Along with that invitation is a promise of rest, God’s rest.
Read the complete post about the origin of Labor Day and about Labor Day according to the Gospel.
Our quote for today is from Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a prominent English poet from the 19th century, about a job well done.
Measure not the work until the day is out and the labor done. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 – 1861)
This is good advice for those who wish to live with integrity, doing their work at their best and to completion. It is also in line with Biblical principles that we find in the New Testament. Regarding how we are to do our work, or labor, the Apostle Paul says: