Monday, 7 September 2020
Question of the day: Nehemiah 3:38 "So we rebuilt the wall, and the entire wall was joined together up to half its height, for the people had a heart to work." What is it about that phrase, "for the people had a heart to work?"
Answer: We lead with our heart. When we have a heart to work, the "work" is not so difficult after all. I've often been amazed at the frequent demonstrations of enthusiasm by the members of Shomair. When we have our semi-annual work days (on a Sunday afternoon) people turn out in strong numbers.
Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work at it from the soul, as for the Lord and not for people."
I had a science teacher in the 7th grade who used to say, "When you play, play hard, but when you work, don't play at all."
1 Corinthians 15:58 "Therefore, my dearly loved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord--because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."
I want to encourage you to find a place to serve the Lord and the community of God. Then, submit yourself under the authority of the leader of that ministry and serve with diligence and honor.
Blessings, R. Michael.
Rabbi Michael Weiner,