Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Today Reminder - 08 May 2012 (Good worker)

My prayer for you for today is that you will be a good worker for God in your work, in Jesus name.

2 Timothy 2:15-16
Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive His approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth. Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behaviour.

Good worker - Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth. I have written to you before about work and it is interesting how Paul wrote about work more than once. What caught my attention out of this section in 2 Timothy 2 is how Paul mentions more than once that we should avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behaviour. In verse 23 he writes “Again I say, don't get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights.”

This made me think a little about my own work. It is funny how the slightest change in person’s mood can affect a whole office. I have seen it from time to time where people have a bad day and they find it hard to keep their circumstances and feelings under control and obviously we like to take out our bad days on those closest to us. The harsh words leave a scar, but what the devil actually want are the discussions among ourselves that follows. We must be careful when we get involved in these discussions that we do not do more harm than good. I guess it is good to talk amongst ourselves about problems we face at work but it can be harmful in our relationship with God, because in the end we are actually working for God. So I believe we should always try to avoid discussions that can lead to gossip and always ask God to help us if we are pulled into these discussions that we stand strong on what is right and good and not be influenced by evil. Therefore Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive His approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth, for God cannot be visible in my life if I do not live to glorify Him. In the end our lives must be lived in a manner where we can mirror Jesus to the world, but I do believe that we must stand up for what is right and appose what is wrong. 

(Verse 24-26)
A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people's hearts, and they will learn the truth. Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil's trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants.

My dear friend let’s try and show Jesus to the world so that He can set the captives free.

Have an awesome day working for God.

Cheers