Laboring in Vain

Psalm 127: 1-2 says that, “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.   In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-for He grants sleep to those He loves.”

Several years ago you might recall that actor/comedian Bill Murray starred in a movie titled “Groundhog Day.”  Now his character was a reporter that had been assigned to covering Punxsutawney Phil- you know that groundhog who peeks his head out to determine how long it will be before spring arrives.  Well at one point in the movie, every morning that Bill Murray wakes up, that day is exactly the same as the one before.  He soon comes to realize that no matter what he does- the next day’s going to be the same.  Now there are no consequences to his actions- and no variety to his life.

I don’t know about you but I can certainly relate to that.  It seems that sometimes one day just rolls into the next- and I can easily find myself in a rut.

Well do you ever find yourself working more than ever and wondering where you’re headed?

Well let me encourage you to focus on serving the Lord, build everything for His Glory and He will make it all worthwhile.

You see when you do this —you will be applying The [email protected].



Application Questions:

  • 1What does this message say to you?
  • 2How do you get out of a rut of daily routine?
  • 3Are you allowing the Lord to be in charge of your schedule? If not, how can you?
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Ray is the Co-Founder of Truth At Work. Prior to this role, he served as CEO until January 2016. In his role of Co-Founder, Ray is responsible for building high level strategic relationships on behalf of Truth At Work, facilitates several Round Table Groups, helps establish new markets, develops new curriculum, as well as serving as host of Truth At Work’s “Bottom Line Faith” podcast series. Additionally, Ray is in the process of writing two new books that will be released in the coming months. Ray is also a highly sought after speaker at churches and retreats across America, where for years he has challenged followers of Christ to integrate their faith in and through the marketplace on a daily basis. He is also part of the speaking faculty for Orlando, Florida based “Man In the Mirror” ministry where he conducts seminars and retreats across the country.

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