Setting the example on the job!

Scripture:
Slaves must always obey their masters and do their best to please them. They must not talk back or steal, but must show themselves to be entirely trustworthy and good. Then they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive in every way. – Titus 2:9-10

Observation:
Paul wrote to his other son in the faith, Titus, and told him things to do and observe while teaching and setting up churches on the island of Crete. One of the things that Paul told Titus was to teach people how to set good examples for others to follow in living holy and right. He even told Titus to ensure that he set the example in his life and teachings. Further, he stated that workers need to do the right thing on the job to make the teachings of God attractive in every way.

Application:
Most of us who are disciples of Jesus have a regular job or profession, just as Paul did despite his being an apostle. Hence, Paul knew well the truth of living a holy life before others because it has impact on those around us. On our job, during work hours when we are to be working and doing our duties, we may not be able to audibly share God’s Word, but we can live it out before them. Paul tells us don’t talk back or steal but show ourselves to be trustworthy and good. In this way our colleagues from top to bottom will have nothing evil to say of us nor will our behavior have a negative impact on God’s name. Therefore, let us all do what is right and show the world that our God is worthy of being followed and trusted to bring eternal life and peace and grace to those that love him and are his children. Do the right thing! Set the example for other to want to come to know Jesus personally!

Prayer:
Father, thank you for the job that I have. I may know nothing about the field in which you’ve placed me or the even familiar with the tools you’ve given me to use, but I can and will do the best I know how to serve those in whose employee I am. I want to set a good example before them that they see I am trustworthy and good and a loving servant of the almighty God. Help me to be good and remain humble while on the job. May your will be done, not mine. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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