2/11: The Review

 

On an episode of the television show Undercover Boss, the manager of a fast food establishment thought he was training a new possible employee. The manager had just been in that position a few months himself, but he acted like he had the right to be hard on the other employees. He denigrated them, reprimanded the smallest things he considered to be infractions, and even punctuated his comments with curse words. He operated as if he owned the place, not realizing he was performing before the man who really did own the place. When the reveal came several weeks later, that young manager was none too happy when the real boss scolded him for his actions and attitudes that in no way reflected the atmosphere the company was supposed to supply to its employees and customers.

Matthew 24:44-46 says, “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing.” If Jesus disguised Himself and came to our job or our home, what would He find us doing? Would he find us putting in an honest day’s work and loving others, or would He be ashamed of the fact that others know we are Christians, called by His name? Would we be on task for Him or would He find us doing our own thing? Would we about the business He formed us to do, or would he witness us chasing other rainbows?

Jesus really is coming back any time now. Would our daily lives be ready for a surprise divine job review?

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©2013 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

And pick up a copy of Sharon’s new book, Power Suit: The Armor of God Fit for the Feminine Frame, available at Christian bookstores, online, from New Hope Publishers, from the Life That Matters Ministries’ website, and now also available on Kindle!

 

~ by sanewriter on February 11, 2013.

One Response to “2/11: The Review”

  1. By God, I can withstand a checking and a correction.

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