Thursday, March 20, 2014

Working Hard

     All throughout the Bible, we are told to work for God. We are told to teach others His word, but we have other things we need to do as well. We see a lot of this in Proverbs, where it talks about working hard in the field, or in Proverbs 31 where it talks about a woman who is honorable works hard, and things like this. Now, yes, this is Old Testament, but if you'll notice, this isn't a commandment completely, but talking about how it's wise to work hard. Doing things that are wise in the Bible never change, unless it's time that has changed. What I mean by that is now we don't make all our own blankets and things like it talks about in verse 22, or use a spindle as we see in verse 19. 
     Now, I'm not saying that we should to work hard, or ignore many verses because these are different times, sin is still sin, but we have to keep in mind that cultures do change, and we have cultural differences. We do, however, have to be careful about that because we cannot apply that to New Testament commandments. 

     All in the Bible it talks about how honorable it is to not only work for The Lord, but also in our daily lives. Whether it be doing laundry, doing chores, cooking, or simply keeping your room clean. There is always work to be done, and it's important to not be lazy. I mean, would you find it easy to respect someone who never worked a day in their life? I wouldn't. We need to remember that it's always important to be respectable, and hard working. Today, I would like to encourage all of you to do that. :)