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More than 80 countries in the world have a day which commemorates the value of work, and the contributions of workers to the well-being of society. In the United States and Canada, it’s the first Monday in September. The Bible speaks often of the meaning of work and the place of labor in a person’s life.
In his Bible Gateway Blog post, Work in the Bible—Thoughts for Labor Day Weekend, pastor and author Mel Lawrenz says, “The first thing to notice in Scripture is that God is a laborer. Jesus was the son of a laborer and was a laborer himself. And the Bible shows work woven into the created order of all things….” [Read this post in full]
In keeping with the spiritual aspect of labor, the Theology of Work Bible Commentary is freely available online at Bible Gateway to help you see that the work you do is an expression of who you are and your identity in Christ. To learn how to use this free commentary, read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Theology of Work Bible Commentary Added to Bible Gateway’s Free Online Study Library.
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