Driving home yesterday, I saw nearly a dozen workers laying HUGE bricks between steel enforcements on the freeway overpass. Each brick was very heavy, judging by how difficult it was for them to carry. I usually don’t think about the individual people who make our high rise buildings and other types of construction.
It’s very hard work and requires not only muscles but skill to perfectly line up the bricks or whatever material is being used. These men certainly would not need a gym membership and driving by, I started looking at all the tall buildings and thought of the men who built them.
They would need to work at the very top of those buildings I saw. Work is a gift from God. Whatever you do, work with all your might as unto the LORD.
In Ecclesiastes 3, Solomon said, “So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because this is their lot.”
Solomon also says, “This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot. Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God. They seldom reflect on the days of their life, because God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart.”
God has created us for good works. Work can be challenging, but when we do our work with Christ as the focus, it can be very rewarding.