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Ephesians 6:7-8

An employee was suddenly taken very ill at work and was rushed to the hospital. He was well liked by everyone for his constant humor and great disposition. The first one to visit him at the hospital was his boss.
Standing by the side of his bed and holding his hand, his boss encouraged him by saying, “John, please don’t worry about a thing. Just get well. We’ll all get together and do your work – as soon as we can figure out what you’ve been doing.”
It seems as though every organization has an employee named “John.” He’s over here, over there, everywhere but where he is supposed to be, not doing what he has been hired to do. He’s busy but doing nothing while others take up the slack.
Paul said to “Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than people.” We are encouraged to work responsibly as if Jesus were our supervisor. Even when we find our work unsatisfying or unfulfilling at times, we must always remember that God will reward us for what we do and how we will do it, for we do it for His glory.
Prayer: Lord, when our work becomes difficult and we want to quit, encourage us to go on for You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Ephesians 6:7-8 with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.
Derek Jeter, formerly a New York Yankee, is acknowledged by some to be one of the greatest shortstops who ever played baseball. One day a reporter asked him, “What’s the best advice your father ever gave you?”
Came the quick reply, “Don’t let anyone ever outwork you!”
It was hard, relentless work over many years that led Jeter to the pinnacle of his profession. And it is the same hard work that kept him there and served as a model that many seek to follow. His efforts have rewarded him lavishly and brought him friends, fame and fortune.
There are some of us, however, who work just as hard but get relatively little recognition. No one sees us and no one knows how hard we labor. We may even wonder if what we do really matters to anyone.
But it does – at least to God. One day He will reward us personally in front of everyone in heaven for the good we have done for others in His Name.
Prayer: Help us, Father, to realize that You will reward each one of us for all that we have ever done. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Ephesians 6:7-8 with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, 8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.
An employee was suddenly taken very ill at work and was rushed to the hospital. He was well liked by everyone for his constant humor and great disposition. The first one to visit him at the hospital was his boss.

Standing by the side of his bed and holding his hand, his boss encouraged him by saying, “John, please don’t worry about a thing. Just get well. We’ll all get together and do your work - as soon as we can figure out what you’ve been doing.”

It seems as though every organization has an employee named “John.” He’s over here, over there, everywhere but where he is supposed to be doing what he has been hired to do. He’s busy but doing nothing while others take up the slack.

Paul said to “Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than people.” We are encouraged to work responsibly as if Jesus were our supervisor. Even when we find our work unsatisfying or unfulfilling at times, we must always remember that God will reward us for what we do and how we do it, for we do it for His glory.

Prayer: Lord, when our work becomes difficult and we want to quit, encourage us to go on for You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: Ephesians 6:7-8

Derek Jeter, of the New York Yankees, is acknowledged by some to be one of the greatest shortstops who ever played baseball. One day a reporter asked him, "What's the best advice your father ever gave you?"

Came the quick reply, "Don't let anyone ever outwork you!"

It was hard, relentless work over many years that led Jeter to the pinnacle of his profession. And it is that same hard work that keeps him there and a model that many seek to follow. His efforts have rewarded him lavishly and brought him fame and fortune.

There are some of us, however, who work just as hard but get relatively little recognition. No one sees us and no one knows how hard we labor. We may even wonder if what we do really matters to anyone.

But it does, at least to God. One day He will reward us in front of everyone for our efforts.

Prayer: Help us, Father, to realize that You will reward each one of us for all that we have ever done. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: Ephesians 6:7-8 with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.