Monday, July 23, 2012


“When you hire an employee, choose for God as well as for yourself. How can he fit in with your plans if he does not fit in with God's? Of course you want his work to be successful. But on what ground can you anchor that hope if the hand that does your labor insists on sinning as he performs it? "A high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin" proverbs 21:4.
A godly servant, however, is a great blessing. He can work hard and then seek God to work for your good also: "O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master" Genesis 24:12. Surely this prayer helped Abraham as much as the servant's good judgment did.
If you were to plant an orchard you would find the best-quality fruit trees instead of wasting your acres cultivating thistles. There is far more loss in a graceless person in your employ than a fruitless tree in the orchard. While David was at Saul's court, for example, he saw the disadvantage of having ungodly servants. No doubt his recognition of evil in a disordered house made him determine to have the highest standards when God would make him head of that royal family: "He that works deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that tells lies shall not tarry in my sight" Psalm 101:7.
Select a godly mate. There is no one area wherein Christians, even those recorded in Scripture, have betrayed their weakness more often than in choosing ungodly husbands or wives. "The sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair" Genesis 6:2.. You would think the sons of God would have looked for grace in the heart rather than for beauty in the face; but even they are quite capable of being turned aside by a pretty outward appearance without first looking into the person's spirit.”
Quoted material from, ”The Christian in Complete Armour Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare” by Gurnall and James S Bell.

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