This week, we celebrated Labor Day in the United States. Labor Day is a nationwide holiday that is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers in America. It is a tribute to American workers for their contributions to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country.
Labor Day is celebrated every year. For most people who get the day off from work, it is a day of rest and relaxation. It can be a time to enjoy the fruits of your labor by spending quality time with your loved ones and doing the things you love.
The Lord knows how hard you’ve worked this season. He sees you and knows the work of your hands. Even though it may still seem far away, there is a reward for you waiting. The Lord wants you to enjoy the fruits of your labor because you deserve it!
“Blessed is every one who fears the Lord,
Who walks in His ways.
When you eat the labor of your hands,
You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.”
-Psalm 128:1-2 NKJV
God is pleased every time He sees us walk in His ways and follow His Word. He reaches out His hand to give us what is necessary for our well-being and happiness. The early Christians knew the importance of walking in Jesus’ footsteps and how it can bear fruit for us. The apostle Paul wrote to the Collossians:
“For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;”
– Colossians 1:9-10 NKJV
Our work may be often tiring and exhausting, but there is always a day of rest waiting for us. In the same way, being a Christian / follower of Jesus demands a lot of things. Pleasing God is not always an easy task, it often involves sacrifices and selflessness. But if we strive to be faithful to Him, we will reap the fruits of our labor through the grace of Christ Jesus.