THE DIGNITY OF LABOR!
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you; nor did we eat anyone’s bread free of charge, but worked with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you (2 Thessalonians 3:7-8).
Today happens to be Worker’s Day; a day set aside worldwide to celebrate the dignity of labor. God worked and He is still working; hence, He expects us to work. The Bible says in the opening text that you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you; nor did we eat anyone’s bread free of charge, but worked with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you.
When you fail to work as a Christian, you are disobeying God and the law of nature. Do not fold your hand and expect miracle to happen. God expects you to start doing something because that is the reason He gave you brain to think and apply into something tangible. God is against laziness and idleness. No wonder the Bible says, “…If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.” (2 Thessalonians 3:10).
In fact, there is dignity in labor! God wants you to be very creative and resourceful. He has made you to become a great asset to your generation. You should never make yourself a liability. God has promised to bless the work of your hand; therefore, be creative and industrious. That is why the Bible tells us in Proverbs 12:24, “The hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy man will be put to forced labor.” Happy Worker’s Day/New Month!
Daily Tip: You are a great asset to your generation, and do not make yourself a liability or burden to anyone. Shalom!
Golden Text: Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise (Proverbs 6:6).
PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED
- Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
- Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
- My Father! My Father! I decree that I will be a great asset to my generation forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of laziness and idleness in my life in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.
For Further Study: Proverbs 6:6-11; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-18. RBT: 2 CHRON. 26-29.
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