Verse of the Day
I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one’s lifetime; moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor—it is the gift of God. [Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 – NASB]
How do you feel about your job? Do you dread every minute you spend at work? Many of us barely tolerate our jobs, and some even despite them. We would rather be almost anywhere else than at work. So you might be shocked to learn that “[work] is the gift of God,” but that is exactly what King Solomon tells us in today’s passage from Ecclesiastes.
How can something that we often find so distasteful be a gift of God? It takes a paradigm shift in our attitude about and understanding of work before we can see it. Most of us really don’t know what God has to say about work, but once we delve into His Word, it becomes crystal clear. Work is one of the pillars underpinning God’s Plan for us. Work is how we provide for ourselves, our families, and for many of those around us.
So each day as you sit down for dinner with your family, it is my fervent prayer that you “[see] good in all [your] labor—it is the gift of God.”