I have been thinking about jobs, work and the rat race that spins the world around. Everything revolves around getting money, working for money, spending money and saving it. Money, Money, Money. Apparently you can even write songs about it.
You may have an awesome earthly boss or a terrible one, but in our Christian walk, God really is the boss. Here are some things that He says about supplying for His “employees.” Paul called us ambassadors in 2 Corinthians chapter 5. And as an ambassador you represent something and everything that something stands for. You see a rep for Verizon, and you know what their about.
The call to serve God is not a call to poverty. Or a vow of poverty for that matter. Everyone that works receives good wages! (Matthew 20) v. 4 “Go and work in my Vineyard and I will pay you whatever is right.”
In the book of James, we find out that God heard that laborers weren’t being paid and had something to say about it! He is not a hypocrite.
For listen! Hear the cries of the field workers whom you have cheated of their pay. The wages you held back cry out against you. The cries of those who harvest your fields have reached the ears of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.
2. When God calls you, He is your shepherd and, ‘you shall not want.‘
He is a good boss and takes care of His workers. Your ‘job’ is to be Heavens representative and pull people out of the Devils grasp.
Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing.
What soldier has to pay his own expenses? What farmer plants a vineyard and doesn’t have the right to eat some of its fruit? What shepherd cares for a flock of sheep and isn’t allowed to drink some of the milk?
1 Corinthians 9:7
He who calls, also provides. After Jesus sent out His disciples in Luke 10, and told them to take no money, bags or shoes, He later asked them when they returned in Luke 22:35, “When I sent you out, did you ever lack when I sent you out with no money, or shoes?” They replied, “no!” And doubting Thomas was there, so he would have been the first to speak up if they did lack. When you work for God, your supply is divine.
Lastly, 3. He is a shepherd, a boss, a Heavenly Father, a God that only leads you to increase.
Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer,
The Holy One of Israel:“I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go. 18 Oh, that you had heeded My commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.
You are not limited by what you have, by your location or by the people around you. You are only limited by the God, or ‘boss’ you serve – and the God you serve is unlimited. Paul, in Acts was shipwrecked on an island with a bunch of other prisoners. In 2 chapters he went from being on a prisoner boat, shipwrecked on Malta, to staying in the governors house and left the island being showered with gifts from the locals. When you serve God, your path only gets brighter and brighter. He only leads you from victory to victory and strength to strength. God only knows how to win and since you represent Him and are seated with Him, you lack no good thing! He is a God that teaches you to profit.