Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame. (Hesiod, 7th or 8th century B.C. Greek poet)

Today is the Labor Day holiday in the United States. Its purpose is to acknowledge the value of work, which was one of God’s first gifts to mankind. In a day when leisure and amusement activities are so highly valued, it’s good to remind ourselves of the value of a strong work ethic, which produces good both for the worker and the community.

You should mind your own business and work with your hands (1 Thessalonians 4:11).