"Labor Day" greetings and thoughts


I certainly hope that you are enjoying some time together with family and friends. This day is set to commemorate the 'working class' which I think is a noble thing to do. God is certainly a worker, He 'built' all things (see Heb. 3:4), and because we are created in His image, work is a neccesary part of our lives that we must submit to Him, and give Him glory in it.

In Matthew 7 at the conclusion of the "Sermon on the Mount" Jesus summarizes for us the very heart of the matter of Salvation in verses 24-27.

"Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not; for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it."


Both men were laborers, both were 'builders.' The difference is not placed on their characters nor the materials they used. I am sure it takes a great amount of training, skill, money, talent and time to build something (in this case a house). I would assume that both were hard workers. But in the end, one house stands, and the other one fell. Our efforts are a waste if we do not have Jesus Christ as the foundation upon which we build our lives.


Other verses that come to mind are Psalm 40:2 and 1 Corinthians 3:10. Anyway, Happy Labor Day!

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