By Rick Boxx
September 3, 2012
At their 1909 convention, the American Federation of Labor proclaimed the Sunday preceding Labor Day as Labor Sunday. They dedicated this day to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.
Many pastors in the following years took the opportunity on Labor Sunday to educate their congregations on the theology of work. Personally, I can only recall hearing one sermon regarding work on a Labor Sunday in my lifetime.
Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” The very first thing Scripture teaches is about God’s work. Later in the same chapter God made man and immediately gave him a job.
This Labor Sunday, if you don’t hear a sermon on work, consider researching what God’s Word has to say about your labor.
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