Honoring All Your Commitments
Naaman, a top general of the Syrian king, went to Israel seeking a cure for his leprosy. The prophet Elisha told him to bathe seven times in the Jordan River. And God cured him! Naaman believed in God and pledged to worship him only.
But he worriedly told Elisha, “May God pardon me when I go with my king into his house of worship—because when he leans on me to bow down, I have to bow down with him.” Elisha rejected that legalistic thinking. He said: “Go in peace.”
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Obedience to God doesn’t require you to shirk your responsibilities to your employer. God honors both your commitment to himself and to your job. Go in peace . . . in the high calling of our daily work.
Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. (2 Cor. 9:13)