The benefits of our daily toil.
Shalom, and happy morning to you. As servants of Yah, we wake up in the morning, pray to Yah, and get ready for the day. For many of us, that day involves heading off to work. And, for the next few hours, we will sit or stand or walk about and toil tirelessly over whatever is assigned to us. Some will love the work they do—the career path they have chosen—others will not. But what we have in common is that we labor and toil faithfully over our given tasks, and when the work day is done, we go home, we eat and drink, and we enjoy the homes and surroundings that very work afforded us.
This daily routine is the product of the system in which we live and are trapped; one that forces the vast majority of us to find livelihoods that will sustain us on a daily basis, since we are not wealthy by and large. But it is this very work, which we’re forced to do, that somehow gives meaning to our lives, and grants us an interim purpose that prepares us for the righteous work we will be doing in the Kingdom for Yah, a most fair and generous boss.
Until then, we are to work faithfully and do good in this world, and Scripture even says as much. Of all the things that are done under the sun, which all result in futility and vanity, the wise King Solomon saw one thing that was of benefit to man, and in effect a gift from Yah:
9 What gain has the worker from his toil? 10 I have seen the business that Elohim has given to the children of man to be busy with. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what Elohim has done from the beginning to the end. 12 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; 13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is Elohim’s gift to man.
—Ecclesiastes 3:9 – 13
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