All the Labor of Man is for His Mouth, and Yet the Soul is Not Satisfied

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…

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Measure Not the Work Until the Day Is Out and the Labor Done

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:

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All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy

The quote “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” is an old English proverb expressing the idea that if we focus our lives solely on work, then we become dull and boring. It was made famous in modern times largely due to the Stephen King book and movie “The Shining”.

The Bible teaches us that there are times when we should refrain from work, but for completely different reasons: to worship God and to refresh ourselves.

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