Ecclesiastes 5:19 Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God. 20 For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth him in the joy of his heart.
The Bible says that the Kingdom of God is not meat nor drink but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost Romans 14:17. As Christians we are called to seek first the Kingdom and be an influence (salt and light) in the world. That Kingdom extends into all spheres of life, including work, on a job, or in an organization. We need to have a Kingdom work ethic motivating us as we do work. Some grow weary from work because they’ve allowed it to become something secular instead of sacred. Work is to be an extension of our walk with God. It is not secular, it is sacred. All of life, including work, must find its meaning and purpose in terms of God and His Word.
Ecclesiastes 5:19 says, “Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God. 20 For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth him in the joy of his heart.” To some, work is a duty, to others it is drudgery, but God can help us to enjoy it so that it becomes a delight. To enjoy work and to rejoice in our labor is a gift from God.
Our job is a channel through which God provides for us. It is like fruit that’s grown on a tree provided by God’s blessing but we’re responsible to go harvest or pick it. Imagine a person in need praying for God to bless them, He causes the fruit to grow on the tree, but they refuse to go gather it or pick it. Do you remember in one of the greatest miracles of supply recorded in the Bible in Exodus 16, when God provided the manna every day? He didn’t just dump it on them but right in the middle of a supernatural miracle of supply, God expected them to do something every day. Each man every day had to go out and gather it vv. 16, 18. Our work is going out every day and gathering the Lord’s provision.
Remember Proverb 10:4 “… the hand of the diligent maketh rich.” Keep going to work; you are doing well when you do (2 Thessalonians 3:13). Do not look at your job as a place just to get a paycheck but to gather the harvest God is giving you. May God bless every hard working American today. Have a blessed day!