The Christian Public Servant – “to do right”

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March 22, 2018 – Thursday

Readings

Deuteronomy 6:18(a) [KJV] And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee

Acts 18:10 [KJV] For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.

Reflection

I once worked in an office where trade agreements were intentionally constructed unethically. A bit over-dramatization? Not really. Seeing what I saw each day, my conscience bothered me to the point where I had to do something. And so, I prayed. Should I stay involved with an organization that chooses this kind of path? Should I take a stand, like filing a complaint? What will happen to me?

According to scripture, the Lord wants us to do right because it pleases Him. The Word also affirms He is always with us and, in fact, will supply others to lend support. Granted, others may choose not to show up when needed, but that is between them and God. All you and I need do is have faith, do good, and know He is there.

So with much prayer, I decided to leave that organization – after I made clear the wrongs I saw committed. And once I resigned, a few others followed. And all found better paths.

God may never lead you to quit your job, but rather, handle the situation in some other fashion. God may never present unethical wrong-doings to you – but wrong-doings based, perhaps, on breaking the law or violating internal policy. Nevertheless, the wrong-doings He presents to you today will force you to decide if you will follow the actions He wants you to take.

Today at work, don’t wait for someone to do right. Jesus is waiting on you to take the lead.

Prayer

Father, thank You for guiding me through a life-changing event at work. Your word has taught me to have faith in Your power, love and grace. Thank You for being near me and placing other followers in and on my path. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Tracie M. Beller
Fayetteville, Arkansas USA
and Candidate, Online MA in Homeland Security
Robertson School of Government
Regent University
Virginia Beach, Virginia USA

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