Coming off a grueling week of work, I’ve been dwelling on the amount of time and effort that goes into our jobs. It’s hard work for most of us, whether our professions demand mental or physical energy–or both.
What’s the true value of our work in God’s eyes? How can we honor Him with our hard work?
The writer of the book of Ecclesiastes notes:
“As I continued musing over all I had accomplished and the hard work it took, I concluded that all this, too, was fleeting, like trying to embrace the wind. Is there any real gain by all our hard work under the sun?” Ecclesiastes 2: 11
I think there is, but it has to be balanced with rest, recreation, and replenishment. Let not the first part of Psalm 127: 2 be said of us:
“In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat, for He grants sleep to those He loves.”
Happy Sunday! I’m joining Deidra Riggs over at The Sunday Community. Come on over and visit!