The Christian Public Servant – “consider other workers highly”

 

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June 20, 2018 – Wednesday

Reading

Romans 12:3-5 [NASB] For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

Reflection

Over lunch, a coworker complained about another workmate. She comes and goes as she pleases, and she does not seem to work at all. Unfortunately, I heard this complaint one too many times and didn’t want to hear anymore. I reminded my friend that the complaint may be unfounded. Perhaps she does much more than meets the eye.

The Holy Scripture says we should not think of ourselves more highly than others. It teaches, just as you and I have many parts of our bodies, so is the body of Christ.

Do you complain about coworkers who do not seem to put in a fair share? You need to realize they are part of the body and may well fit into the big picture. God put them here for a purpose, and management knows why they are paid. You would be more productive to consider other workers highly, and you will be surprised what you can learn from them.

At work today, consider other workers highly – as an important member of the team. Know the Lord places them in the organization for a purpose. Know the Lord does the same with you.

Prayer

Lord, today at work, help me be humble and consider other workers highly – their roles, not only at work, but in the world. Help me realize I am also an important member in the body in Christ at work. In Your name, I pray. Amen.

Khambile M. Msonthi-Perry
MPA candidate
Belhaven University
Jackson, Mississippi USA

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