WHO’S REFLECTION DO YOU SEE?
As Christians in the business world, we have an opportunity to represent what we honestly believe – for good or bad. What we do with the resources that God has entrusted with us will reflect the things that we value the most.
Big cars, extravagant homes, expensive vacations, and overflowing bank accounts won’t mean a thing once we pass away. The only things that will be of any importance will be those done in the name of the Lord and according to His will.
God sent His Son to our planet to show us the way to eternity. Our purpose for being here is to lead others to Christ by following Jesus’ example. While on this earth, Jesus spent a good portion of His ministry teaching about the dangers of serving the world instead of God. It is up to us then, to set an example by the way we live.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21, NIV) Where we spend our time and money reflects the attitude of our heart.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33, NIV) Make Christ the most important part of your life.
“But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.” (Matthew 7:26, NIV) We need a strong spiritual foundation to build our relationship with Christ.
“What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” (Matthew 16:26, NIV) Don’t allow yourself to lose your soul in order to become “successful”.
These are just a few of the lessons Christ taught in His Sermon on the Mount. Take a minute and pray about each of these passages. Then take a look in the mirror. Do you see Christ in that reflection?
Enjoy your Thursday, “Working for Christ”!
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