Day 208: Do It For God

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Monday, July 27th, 2015
CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
2 Chronicles 19:1-20:37
Romans 10:14-11:12
Psalm 21:1-13
Proverbs 20:4-6
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Commentary from Pastor Mike White:

Take heed to what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the Lord, who is with you in the judgment. – 2 Chron 19:6

Jehoshaphat was a righteous king. He traveled all throughout Judah and brought the people back to God (2 Chron 19:3). He reminded the people that they were God’s inheritance: His holy possession. Jehoshaphat knew that in order for the people to learn about God, he had to put judges in place: wise men who discerned the practical application of God’s will.

When Jehoshaphat appointed judges, he made one thing clear: God was their boss. As they worked, they were not working for man, but for the Lord. When we work for man, we will struggle to find fulfillment in anything we do; but when we work for God, we will freely find fulfillment in everything we do!

Any task, no matter how menial, is glorious when done for God! Any job, no matter how routine, is infinitely consequential when performed for God.

So, what do you do for a living? Do it for God. Be the best you can be: not for the approval of men, but for the fulfillment that comes with knowing that your life is an offering for your Father in heaven!

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. – Col 3:23-24

Prayer:

Lord, I know that I work every day for Your glory. I know that every conversation I will have today is for Your glory. Every thing I do, I do for You! Thank You for the privilege of being Your willing servant, in Jesus’ name!

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