Scripture for Monday, December 26 (12/26)

The scripture for today, December 26, is John 12:26 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:

0-BOOK 2-DREAM MAKER-COVER“Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.”

Who or what are you a servant to or even slaves to? Power in a workplace, club, congregation, neighborhood? Prestige in a community, an occupation, an organization? Self-indulgence of money, music, entertainment?

While you are pursuing things in life, is Jesus there with you? Are you doing what he would do? Dare to be a servant only to the power of Jesus’ love, prestige only in the eyes of God, self-indulgence only in the joy of worshiping Him. In this only is there true and enduring honor.

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The scripture for today, June 7 (6/7), is Ephesians 6:7 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:

 “Serve whole-heartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men.”

God had just previously said that we were to obey our earthly masters (bosses).  But, as hard as you try, sometimes what you may be told to do is very hard to do, especially if your boss is rude, or someone was unjustly promoted ahead of you, or you feel like your boss is being a “slave driver.”

At times like those, do what is asked of you anyway, knowing that you are really doing it for God.  The next verse says, “…because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.”

What you do as an employee in a difficult situation does not go unnoticed.  God sees and God will reward you.