September 4, 2022

“Is Your Labor a Drag or Delight?”

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Passage: Nehemiah 4:1-6, 14-20
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In the book of Nehemiah we read that Israel built a wall while under a violent attack. Their effort was not an easy job and it was extremely dangerous. However, they saw it as a service to God and country. They put themselves into the process with every bit of energy they could muster. Colossians says "Heartily, as to the Lord" should be our commitment to every task and relationship. Let it all be part of "the friendly service" and the hours will slip away swiftly. Your work will not be a drag -- but a delight! The poet wrote "Our work can make of us a slave, and lead us to an early grave. But if it's done as to the Lord, our labor brings us great reward. Work is not only a way to make a living, it's a way to make a life. Happy Labor Day!

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