Who Are You Working For?

“Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.”  Daniel 6:3-5

What are you like at your place of employment?  Do you work for the Lord or for man?

Daniel was a godly man of great character.  He excelled in his job because he saw himself as working for the Lord, no matter who called the shots on earth… including the king himself.  Daniel did his best everyday, going above and beyond the normal call of duty, always cheerfully serving.  Because of his excellence in his job, when his co-workers tried to find something to frame him with, to ultimately get him fired, they could find no fault.

  • “[Workers], obey your earthly [bosses] in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.  Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”  Colossians 3:22-24

As a Christian, we should have the same mentality.  We should be the absolute best employees at our places of employment, always cheerfully serving and giving, and going above and beyond the normal call of duty.  Why? Because God has said that we do not work for earthly bosses, but actually for the Lord Himself.  If Jesus wanted a report early, would you give it to Him cheerfully, or grumble about the new deadline?

How can we be a good witness for Christ if we are a poor performer?  …Probably not going to happen!

Let us check our attitudes about our places of employment.  Before arriving or upon arrival, let us drop to our knees and pray for our bosses and co-workers each day. Pray to be a light in this potentially dark spot each day.  Don’t have an earthly boss because you’re self employed?… You then have many bosses as those are the clients you serve each day.

What’s the outcome?  Our reward comes from our boss, God!  He’s promised a great thing!  Let’s find out what it is together!

Be the best mechanic, waitress, dentist, biologist, cashier, cook, teacher, deliverer, stock broker, cleaner, CEO ever!

Father God, please forgive us for our times of grumbling about our jobs and for the times where we didn’t give our best or cheated our employers out of a honest days’ wage.  Forgive us for complaining about our paychecks.  We thank you for our employment and providing for our needs. You are our true boss and help us to give more whole-heartedly and joyfully to you.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.

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  1. SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU
    Christians like to state that they are sinners saved by grace. Christians should say I was a sinner saved by grace. To proclaim, I am a sinner, suggests that no repentance has taken place. Christians are not supposed to maintain the same sinful lifestyle they had before they had their sins washed by the blood of Christ.

    THE APOSTLE PAUL SPEAKING TO CHRISTIANS

    1 Corinthians 6:1-11….9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived;
    neither fornicators
    nor idolaters
    nor effeminate
    nor homosexuals
    nor thieves
    not the covetous
    nor drunkards
    nor revilers
    nor swindlers
    will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

    Notice Paul said these Christians were sinners. Paul did not say they are sinners. Paul was not handing out sin permits to the Christians at Corinth. It was the exact opposite. Paul was saying that the Christians who continue to practice a sinful lifestyle would not enter into the kingdom of God.

    Yes, Christians do sin, however, Christians should not be sinners. Christians should have had all the, sin practice, they needed before they became Christians. Do you honestly believe Christians can live an entire life practicing fornication and still enter the kingdom of God?

    Ephesians 2:1-5…..3 Among them we too all formerly lived in lust of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest…….

    Christians should be, formerly sinners, saved by grace. Christians should not be current sinners expecting to be saved by grace!

    OF COURSE CHRISTIANS WHO SIN CAN BE FORGIVEN. THE QUESTION IS CAN CHRISTIANS WHO LIVE AN UNREPENTANT SINFUL LIFESTYLE EXPECT TO SEE THEIR NAMES WRITTEN IN THE LAMBS BOOK OF LIFE?

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