Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ironing His Own Shirt

The Romneys were interviewed recently at their large vacation home.  Chris Wallace told them he noticed there were no maids or servants around.  The Romneys told him they like to do the work themselves.  Mr. Romney even ironed his shirt that morning.  He was helping his wife make breakfast and helps clean the dishes after meals.  This is a family that is not afraid of hard work.

More and more Americans seem to be afraid of hard work.  We are raising a generation that feels entitled to things they didn't work for.  This is a very dangerous path we are presently on.  I want to make it very clear that I am not opposed to helping those truly in need but our present welfare system has destroyed families.  People have made it a way of life instead of something to use in troubled times.  Here is a fabulous article by Randy Alcorn about helping the poor which we are commanded to do by God.
God wants us to work hard.  It is good for us.  When we work hard for something we appreciate it.  Work gives a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.
Sure, the Romneys could have many people to help them around their home but they have decided to do it for themselves.  The Bible is full of admonitions to work and not be lazy.  Don't expect others to pay your way through life.  God rewards those who work hard.  Teach your children from a very young age to work and to do it cheerfully.
For even when we were with you,
we would give you this command:
If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.
II Thessalonians 3:10
In all toil there is profit,
but mere talk tends only to poverty.
Proverbs 14:23