Labor Day: The Dignity of Work

"Labor Day—often thought of as the “last outing” before Fall activities begin in full force!

And yet in its origins, it was to be a day set aside to honor not only the dignity of work, but the rights of workers! A theme emanating from the Bible itself!

In Genesis 2, God rests from his labors on the seventh day. In Genesis 2:15, God settles man in the Garden of Eden to cultivate and care for it. From Jeremiah 22:13: “Woe to him. . .who works his neighbors without pay and gives them no wages.”

And Jesus, himself a carpenter, often used work analogies and parables to teach.

Labor Day—a secular holiday—but one still connected to the Bible. Engage with the Bible—in its ongoing influence in every aspect of life and work!"

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