Does the Master endure a resentful hard worker?

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

Proverbs 6:6-8

I don’t want to be one who is unwilling or slow to the task assigned to me by the Master.

Neither do I want to be as one who works free from oversight and accountability.

And I certainly don’t want to be one of those who plays or lazes in the season to work.

May the harvest not go to waste when it is my duty to reap!

I purpose to…

  • work while it is day.
  • reap while it is harvest.
  • labor joyfully and faithfully.

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“Be wise” (Proverbs 6:6)

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Am I such better company for the glorious, sinless One?

First Jesus calls four hard-working fellows who gainfully pursued an honorable occupation. But then He up and calls one of those tax collector “things”!

Suppose you had been one of the fishermen. Would you have been aghast and insulted that Jesus would have called Matthew just as readily as He called you? I wonder how many of us would have resisted the preposterous notion that we follow Jesus in the company of a publican.

Aren’t we so strange, vain, and arrogant? I mean, just how good do we think we are, anyway?! Think about it… Continue reading