This week we salute our nation’s workers. Labor Day is an annual reminder of the contributions American workers have made to the well-being of our country. The Bible agrees that work benefits society and notes some other benefits as well.
Contrary to popular thought, work is not a result of the curse, though the curse has certainly added thorns to our labor. Adam and Eve worked before the fall. Besides monetarily benefiting the laborer and serving the community, hard work satisfies the worker. Solomon wrote, “I even found great pleasure in hard work, a reward for all my labors,” (Ecclesiastes 2:10, NLT). [click to continue…]