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Family Life & Homemaker's Guide

Walk to Work

May 3

"... walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,"   Ephesians 4:1
 
 

 
 
 

"The work is exacting, demanding, underestimated, and generally unappreciated..."

 

 

 

 

 

Company policy has just been addressed in the first three chapters of this letter to Ephesus.  Everything from the founding of the work, to company aims are covered.   Background checks, hiring standards, and worker expectations are discussed; and though foreign to our secular endeavors, all the laborers are bathed in prayer.  It is only then that the apostle admonishes each of us to walk to work.  In Christian labor, we must be ever mindful of WHO we are working for.  "Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of HIM."  If the work is to ultimately be approved, the mind must focus on the product, while the ear is given to the ONE WHO called.  There is no room for sluggards here; and the day laborer need not apply.  The work is exacting, demanding, underestimated, and generally unappreciated by those we serve; "... for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of CHRIST."  The hours are long, the tangibles few, and the frustrations often abound; but what a structure is being built! "According to the grace of GOD which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation ... But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon."  Be diligent, for with each step we take, the credibility of HIS company is scrutinized by sinners seeking any reason they can find to shun the vocation of saving grace.  "For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of CHRIST:"  And never forget, the worthiness of our walk holds tremendous sway on the marketability of HIS gospel.  "But as HE which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;" 

 "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the LORD, ..."  Stay at it then, and remember WHO inspects and rewards; looking forward to that day when we shall be ushered to the Corporate Office for a promotion which defies description.

"And Enoch walked with GOD: and he was not; for GOD took him."


For Love of Country
Constitution of the New England Confederation
(May 19, 1643)
"Whereas we all came to these parts of America with the same end and aim, namely, to advance the Kingdome of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, and to injoy the liberties of the Gospell thereof with purities and peace, and for preserving and propagating the truth and liberties of the gospell."


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