So many times we work diligently to receive a reward or a promotion. We look to our boss at work for recognition that we think we deserve.
But often times, we are let down. We are disappointed when that raise never comes or we are passed by for that promotion.
The Psalmist reminds us in today's Scripture reading Who is actually in charge and Who has the final say...
(Psalm 75:6,7) "For exaltation comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge: He puts down one, And exalts another."
God is the One Who promotes or demotes. While it is a good thing to do a good job wherever you find yourself, it is not our jobs or schools that we ultimately work for.
Nothing rises or falls without the approval of God. Look at Job. Job was very successful; had a successful business, family and many riches until it was all stripped away at the approval of God. But in the end, because of God's faithfulness to Job, Job received far more than he ever had.
From the Hand of God is where our blessings flow. So next time you are low on funds and notice an unexpected bonus on your check...give God the praise not your boss. For our blessings do not come from below us (south) or beside us (east & west), they come from above!
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE READING: Judges 11:1-12:7, Luke 20:1-26, Psalm 75:1-7
SATURDAY'S SCRIPTURE READING: Judges 12:7-14:20, Luke 20:27-47, Psalm 75:8-10
SUNDAY'S SCRIPTURE READING: Judges 15-16, Luke 21:1-19, Psalm 76:1-7
W.O.W. ~ "...PAIN OF YOUR PAST"
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