Hump Day (Ephesians 5:15-17)

“Happy Hump Day!”

My co-workers flashed a thumbs up as they greeted me. It was Wednesday morning, the middle of the week. But everyone says hump day, we can be different. On that Wednesday morning, instead of the usual greeting, I told them, “Happy Dromedary Day! Double D!“


A dromedary is a one-humped camel, distinguished from a Bactrian, which is a two-humped camel. Here is a photo of a dromedary to illustrate the obvious point. 

Source: Wikipedia

One popular quote accurately captured the feeling. “Hump Day. Not as depressing as Monday, not as exciting as Friday.” Regardless of whether we work in a job, are a student, or even retired, there will be days that may seem mundane, even grinding. While we may try to add a humorous twist and whimsical labels, this is just a band-aid. What is a godly response when we feel this way?

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 

Ephesians 5:15-17 (ESV)

The great preacher, Charles Spurgeon, gave this practical advice. “Serve God by doing common actions in a heavenly spirit, and then, if your daily calling only leaves you cracks and crevices of time, fill them up with holy service.” Our attitude determines our actions. When we seek to understand the will of God in our lives, seemingly routine and mundane activities will take on a new life. It is no longer a grind, attempting to get over a metaphorical hump, it is an opportunity to become closer to God.

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (ESV)


Love and trust in the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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