OYB October 28

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Posted December 9, 2006; back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: Jeremiah 51:54-64, Jeremiah 52
NT: Titus 3
Ps: Psalm 100
Pr: Proverbs 26:18-19

Today´s notable verse:

Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives.

Titus 3:14 (NIV)

Interestingly, Paul here says that, in order that we may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives, we must devote ourselves not to our daily work, but rather to doing what is good. That is not to say that we should not devote our utmost to our occupational work: the Bible clearly admonishes us to give our best and to work as if we were working for the Lord (Col. 3:23-24). But the emphasis here is that, even though we must give our all to our occupational work, it is through our devotion to serving the Lord in doing what is good - at all times, in all things - that God will bless us and provide us with our daily necessities. It is a reminder also that we are serving God, not our jobs - and that no matter what the occupation in which God places us, He will provide for our basic needs if we will be faithful to the position in which He has placed us and continue to serve Him whole-heartedly.

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