Proverbs 10: 4, 5
4 Lazy hands make for poverty,
but diligent hands bring wealth.
5 He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son,
but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
I admire people who have jobs because I have not been able to since I was 18 years old because of my health condition and I’m 59 now. I’m happy that I was able to raise 6 children and keep my home running well through it all.
I look at you guys who have jobs and I say to myself…look at all I’m missing:
1. Getting up early and seeing the sunrise…and for some seeing the beautiful sunset.
2. Having a boss or supervisor…someone to look up to.
3. Having great co-workers.
4. Someone to celebrate your birthday with.
5. Having people to give you a party…shower, baby, retirement.
6. Someone to have adult conversation with during the day.
7. Free perks…baseball tickets and more.
8. Always getting to eat out.
9. You get a vacation
10. You get money…a paycheck and even bonuses.
You guys don’t play when going to work. One day I had to be up at the crack of dawn to go somewhere and I was driving my car…. I was scared of you all. I felt like Mr. Magoo out there on the road…you guys drive so fast and everyone is in a hurry to get somewhere.
One day I went to a doctor in NYC and I had to take the train home during rush hour from Penn Station to the Long Island Railroad. I’m a slow walker because of my legs so my daughter who lives in the city met me at the station to help me get to my train and even came in the train to make sure I got a seat. There was a million people (seemed like that many to me) trying to get onto one little train. It was wild I tell you.
I’m so thankful that my husband and the Lord is my provider and I thank God and my wonderful husband for taking care of me. The bible does say a lot about people needing to work for a living. You can thank the first human beings for having to work really hard…..oh what were their names?…..like I forgot that…..Uncle Adam and Aunt Eve!!
Adam did have a little job…I think God never intended for anyone to get a free ride…Genesis 2:15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
But a problem arose and this was the result:
To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’
“Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.
18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
and to dust you will return.”
“Oh man!……come on Adam….what were you thinking….you don’t mess with God like that!!”
Message for today: Well…to all those who have a job….and have to or choose to work…God bless you!! Keep up the good work! Oh……and happy Labor day!!