2020-09-07 - Biblical Passages about Work
This devotional is not only for those working in a workplace, but also for those unable to work because of age or disability, for those who are "retired," those working at home (and there are more of us than ever!) and for all of us. It may not be what is standardly thought of as work - but God has "work" for every single one of us to do. Prayer can be "work," too - and not only for those unable to physically handle what is normally thought of as "work." I doubt that I am speaking only for myself when I say that though it seems simple on the surface, I have found that prayer can be one of the most challenging examples of doing God's work, because we cannot go out and take things into our own hands! No, with prayer, we sometimes actually have to be patient and wait on the Lord! 🙂
Since we are celebrating Labor Day today, we present one of our occasional devotionals that present verses on a subject, allowing the Bible to speak for itself without commentary. I do want to add one brief note. May we all give thanks for those who MUST work today, for our own sakes - nurses, doctors, police officers, firefighters, air traffic controllers and more.
Passages compiled by Janice Moser
Colossians 3:23 (NLT)
All verses are from the King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted.