In all labor there is profit… (Proverbs 14:23)
I often use this verse and thought it appropriate again on this Labor Day…
We all know the message and have heard something similar all of our lives; but today I want to add to it with another phrase: Work Smart, Work Right!
The old idea that practice makes perfect is not a complete truth… practice makes permanent… perfect practice makes perfect. In other words labor is only profitable if it is done the right way!
So when it comes to life we need to make sure that everything we do lines up with God’s way of doing things. Often times things may feel or seem right but if they are contrary to the way God said to do things then they are wrong.
God’s Word is relevant for all of life. God’s Word gives all the direction we need for life. God’s Word allows us to live as wise and not as fools.
Just felt the need this week to go back to my old faithful Proverbs 14 passage… But not to stop at the hard work message but to go on to verse 24 which draws a sharp contrast and reminder between wisdom and foolishness.
I love the way it is worded in The Message:
Proverbs 14:24The wise accumulate wisdom; fools get stupider by the day.
This week work hard, work smart, work right… Make God’s Word a priority!