The Central Labor Union desired a rest day for workers in 1882, which became a Federal Holiday in 1884. Under Moses’ Law, God told Israelites: “Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work” (Deuteronomy 5:13-14 NKJV). Men originated a yearly rest day, God had a weekly rest day. Solomon said: “Nothing is better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that his soul should enjoy good in his labor. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God” (Ecclesiastes 2:24 NKJV). A “Labor Day” that doesn’t remember God is wasted. Jesus said: “Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life” (John 6:27 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.