Hard Work Pays Off

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Daily Reading: Leviticus 6:1-7:27, Mark 3:7-30, Psalm 37:1-11, Proverbs 10:3-4

Daily Verse: “A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.” Prov. 10:4

Hard work pays off.

Raised Protestant, my worldview includes the Protestant Work Ethic: “value attached to hard work, thrift, and efficiency in one’s worldly calling.”

And so, I currently run three small businesses and find work enjoyable. My goals for 2023 include resting on Sundays. Writing this at the end of January; I didn’t make it a month and will start again in February.

Living in America, we can become whatever we want. Dreams come true in the land of the free. Working hard will bring riches and builds self-esteem and strong character.

Work keeps me out of trouble and allows me to fulfill God’s purpose for my life. Hard work produces much more than monetary riches. Some things don’t have a price tag.

Slack hands lead to poverty, but diligent ones experience God’s riches.

Lord, forgive our slack hands. Bless the work of our hands as we do all things to Your honor and glory. Let us experience Your riches as we diligently follow You. IJNIP. Amen

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