Sunday, 4 June 2017

The sleep of a labouring man

The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eats little or much; But the abundance of the rich will not permit him to sleep. – Ecclesiastes 5.12

The Bible says plenty about the importance of good, honest, hard work. Hard work is an honourable thing. It is, of course, the way to provide for family. It is good for a society to be a society if hard workers. It keeps us out of mischief. Work is to be done with diligence. All our work is to be done ‘unto the Lord.’ Work is a mark of our character.

And the sleep of a labouring man will be sweet. The best solution for sleep is a good hard day’s work. The more stuff we have and the more responsibilities we have the more we have to cause us to fret and rob us of our sleep.

There is no better rest than after well used day. It is wonderful to lay your head on the pillow and know that you have spent the day redeeming the time and accomplishing the tasks of the day.

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