- Someone who works with their hands. They strive to make an effort and make a goal. Characteristics of Laborer - Loyal, humble, dedicated, ready, grateful, favorable, have integrity. WORKER
- A person who works a specific job.Characteristics of a Worker - Complacent, idle, competitive, discouraged
we hear the word labor we tend to think of pain and cringe upon it. It
sounds like someone working long and hard with no reward. What about
worker? Have you ever heard someone say "that's one of my best workers"
or "he/she is a hard worker". Today,
you'll never hear or see a negative adjective before the word worker. A
worker tends to have at least one skill to work a "specific job" unlike
a laborers who are unqualified, but they can be taught a multiplicity
In the Parable of the
Laborers, Jesus teaches his disciples about comparison, competition,
compensation. Matthew 20:1-2 it says "For
the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which
went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
" Throughout the day, the householder went to the marketplace four more times to hire more laborers and agreed to pay them "whatsoever is right" (Matthew 20:7).
the day was done, each person received their wages. The group of
people that were hired last received a FULL DAY'S WAGE. The FIRST was
compensated the same amount but was ungrateful. They compared
themselves to the last hires and believed they should have been compensated
more because "they worked all day in the sun" (v.12). Nevertheless, the owner reiterated their verbal agreement, "a penny a day."
you a Laborer or a Worker? Is your service unto the Lord for
competitive, monetary and status quo? The laborers were faithful and
believed the householder would compensate them accordingly, but God is fair and just. He does not reward because of your skill or talents, he rewards you according to your FAITH. Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
Matthew 9:37 "Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few"