February 15, 2023 Promise Of God
2 Chronicles 34:12a Work Faithfully
The workers labored faithfully. Over them to direct them were Jahath and Obadiah, Levites descended from Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, descended from Kohath. 2 Chronicles 34:12
Work is something that nearly everyone has to do. While most people work for a paycheck, everyone does work. Some work without a paycheck taking care of their home or just finding food and shelter for themselves and possibly other family members. Some people work physically demanding jobs, while others work jobs that are mentally or emotionally demanding.
Regardless of what the job is or how easy or difficult it is, all jobs require doing it well.
Josiah had appointed the Levites to get the temple rebuilt. The workers worked faithfully under the leadership of various Levites.
In every workplace there are many different types of workers with many different types of jobs to be done. Some workers need to be pushed to get the job done, while others take the initiative to get it done on their own. Some need to be checked in on a regular basis to verify that they are doing the job correctly, while others don’t need to be watched as closely knowing that the job will be done. All of these types of workers can be found in the secular workplace as well as in the church.
Those who need to be watched closely are workers who are not working faithfully. No one should have to look over the shoulder of a believer to ensure the work is being done correctly. Everything that they do should be done as unto the Lord, faithfully with the best of their abilities.
In the end God is looking for servants who have done the work given them faithfully so that He can tell them that they did well.
Every day you have a job to do whether it is a paid or volunteer job. You have a choice as to how well you do that job.
Do not allow yourself to skip corners and cheat the system doing only a bare minimum or less than satisfactory job. Put your best effort into everything that you do. God has only given you His best efforts and nothing less, do the same for Him and others. Be faithful in your work, whether it is a little work or a lot of work. The world is watching, and God is watching.
Are you a faithful worker?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the work God has for you to do; that you will do all work as unto God; that you will be found faithful by God in everything given to you to do; and that the world will see Jesus in your work.
August 31, 2022 Promise Of God
Numbers 12:7 Can God Call You Faithful?
But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house. Numbers 12:7
People will always have some type of description for those that they know. Where it becomes important is when it is leaders or bosses giving the description.
These descriptions of a person are given by what is seen and heard on a regular basis. Perceived character is what is told about a person, how well a person works, how true is his word, how loyal is he, and how faithful is he. Often only a few people will score high on character.
After Miriam complained about Moses, God told them that Moses is faithful in His house, unlike many prophets.
Being found faithful is one of the greatest attributes that God can speak of a person. In order to be faithful, one must completely trust in God and obey His every command without question or hesitation.
Faithfulness is one characteristic that many people are missing, not only with God, but even with each other. Many will cheat or lie in the workplace or in their life with others. Cutting corners or doing the very minimum to accomplish self-desire and please the leader occurs on a regular basis as acceptable.
Jesus later said that it would be good for one to have God say ‘well done, good and faithful servant’ when he gets to heaven. God has a plan for each and every believer, a work for them to do. As He gives out directions, God expects the believer to carry out His instructions fully with no complaining or hesitation.
Acting faithfully in this way shows God that one completely trusts in Him and truly loves Him. It is also knowing that God fully loves him with a perfect love and will never ask anything to be done that is not good.
Looking at your own life, how would God be able to describe you?
God has plans for you, things for you to do in His kingdom. Some of these things will be easy, some will be hard, but all need to be done. Trust God and do what He asks of you to be found faithful.
Will you be like the world and try to cut corners or complain and try to get out of doing what God has asked? Or will you be like Moses and be found faithful in all of God’s house?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know all that God asks you to do; that you will be found faithful in God’s sight; that you will trust all that God tells you; and that God will use you to build His kingdom each day.