Posted by: Dutch | March 2, 2010

Labor of love

Meaning

Work undertaken for the pleasure of it or for the benefit of a loved one.

Origin

This phrase has a biblical origin and appears in Thessalonians and Hebrews (King James Version).

Thessalonians 1:2, 1:3:

“We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;”

Hebrews 6:10:

”¬†For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”

– Special thanks to Gary Martin of The Phrase Finder

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