An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Working Class

(Pro 31:13 KJV) She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

One of the blessings I had as a child was a father whose work allowed him to take his boys with him.  What that meant was we had to work with our “hands” (3709).  That experience taught me that I did not want to do concrete work when I grew up.  It was what made me decide to go to college.  While I intellectually believe that physical labor is honorable and important that does not mean I want to do it.

In spite of that I think too many people go to college.  Education is important but I often get realistic enough to ask what that has to do with college.  Physical work would teach many people more.  We all should experience it.

So?  If you are one of those people who does physically demanding work and enjoy it, you are one of the blessed.  For the rest of us we need to work with a will when it is demanded of us. 

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