Why Labor Day?


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Why Labor Day?

Happy Labor Day. For those who don’t know, Labor Day is a day to celebrate those who work. It’s in honor of those who contribute to the well-being of our country. Unfortunately, there are too many who don’t feel the need to work anymore and want others to support them.


However, God ordered us to work, even before we left Eden. God put Adam in charge of all the creatures of the world. He was to name them and take care of them.

Most people who don’t work, don’t find satisfaction in their lives. They keep hoping someone will come along and give them something to make them happy. However, in order to be satisfied with your life, you should work for what you want. Ecclesiastes 2:24-25 states:  A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?

Too often there are those who cheat the system or feel entitled, expecting something from others. They soon discover they are not happy with what they’ve received. They want more. By allowing others to work for you, you will never truly be happy. It doesn’t matter how much you receive, you will never have the pride that comes from working and obtaining things on your own.



You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves. – Abraham Lincoln


Even a child in time realizes they want to be independent. As adults, we need to work to support ourselves and families. We shouldn’t rely solely on others. And giving to others is great, but teaching them to care for themselves is better. The old adage from Maimonides, the Spanish philosopher, is true: If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.

This day is for all you working people, from stay-at-home mothers to the rulers of this nation, Happy Labor Day. Thank you for making this country great.

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