Monday Launch, Work Hard

Monday is a hard day for a lot of people. After a few day weekend, of some work, leisure and sleeping in, we are up at the break of day, with fatigue we head off to work. We look forward to the day of retirement, when we can go at a slower pace. Yet when we go to work, we are obeying the Lord, and when we obey him he blesses us.

  • WORK HARD:  Whatever your hand finds to do, verily, do it with all your might . . . (Ecclesiastes 9:10).
  • GOD WORKS: By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. . . all His work which God had created and made (Genesis 2:2-3). And the Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden . . . (Genesis 2:8). But He [Jesus] answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working” (John 5:17).
  • REQUIRED: Six days you shall labor and do all your work . . . (Exodus 20:9).
  • WORK NOT RESULT OF THE FALL: Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate and keep it (Genesis 2:15).
  • NOT SELFISH: . . . we have as our ambition, whether at home or absent from the body, to be pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment-seat of Christ . . . (2 Corinthians 5:9-10). But you [Baruch], are you seeking great things for yourself? Do not seek them . . . (Jeremiah 45:5).
  • NOT OVERWORK: It is vain for you to rise up early, to retire late, to eat the bread of painful labors; for He gives to His beloved even in his sleep (Psalm 127:2).
  • FAITHFUL EMPLOYEES: Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful . . . (Daniel 6:4).
  • WORK AS UNTO THE LORD: Whether, then, you eat of drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).

THE LORD IS WITH US ALL DAY: We don’t go to work to labor alone and then drag ourself home at the end of the day, but we can be encouraged by Psalm 16:8: I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.

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