Monday - “Honor God Through Your Daily Work”

BIBLE READING:  Proverbs 14:35

The wise servant who follows his king's orders earns the favor of the king. In addition, the servant who acts shamefully by disrespecting the king earns his wrath. It is also true in the workplace. Those who have learned to respect authority and follow orders normally will progress and be promoted. Those who do their own thing will anger their supervisors and could miss raises and promotions and could even lose their jobs.

The Lord expects us to respect those in authority over us. Without this honor and obedience, anarchy and rebellion will set in and confusion and disorder will be the result. The Lord expects the worker (servant) to honor his boss and work for him as unto the Lord. He also expects the boss (master) to be kind to his workers and not threaten them. The Lord is the one who will repay both master and servant (Ephesians 6:5-9).

We are to work with a submissive spirit. Sometimes people who appear to be submissive are only "going through the motions," while inwardly they are resenting their positions. Of course, there are limits to submission. It should always be "as unto the Lord." As we submit to God first, He will resolve any problems involving submission to others. God never expects us to submit to anything that is immoral or contrary to His Word. If an authority were to ask us to lie for them, we would have to refuse. Even then, we can refuse with a proper attitude.

Application: Today try to be the wise servant who honors God with your actions at work or in whoever you come in contact with.

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