Enjoy Your Work and Prosper

David CerulloBy David Cerullo2 Minutes

You’ve probably heard the saying: “Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life.” Although this phrase is from modern times, its sentiment is rooted in the Bible.

“So I saw that there is nothing better for people than to be happy in their work. That is our lot in life. And no one can bring us back to see what happens after we die” (Ecclesiastes 3:22).

In the above verse, King Solomon tells us that we should enjoy what we do. However, the writer of Psalms 128:2 instructs us to enjoy the fruits of our labor: “You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be!”

Labor Day was first celebrated on the first Tuesday in 1882. It was created to celebrate the social and economic achievements of our country’s laborers, which are essential to the underpinnings of our society.

In its infancy, Labor Day was only celebrated in New York City, and it didn’t become a federal holiday until 1894. It wasn’t until the passing of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968 that it became a mainstay on the first Monday of September.

Now it is an opportunity for us to be thankful to God for his provision, and to everyone who works hard to provide for their families and to make this country strong.

As you celebrate this Labor Day, I pray that you will take pleasure in what you do and savor the fruits of your labor.

God bless,

David Cerullo