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The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘The Lord demands fairness in…business… He sets the standard.’ Proverbs 16:11 NLT
The Human Resources Director was taken aback when he heard what the job applicant asked to be paid. ‘You certainly expect to be compensated well for a beginner.’ The applicant replied, ‘Well sure, work is a lot harder when you don’t know what you’re doing.’ A cute story, but ‘The Lord demands fairness in…business…’ (Proverbs 16:11 NLT) You should give an honest day’s work for an honest day’s wages. Eric Harvey says, ‘Think about somebody you know who’s of good character, and reflect on the characteristics that make them a role model… Chances are that high on the list is commitment?an unwavering dedication to being a good family member and friend?to doing their best on and off the job…to doing what’s right, noble and decent. Committed people…have their heads and hearts in the right place. They keep their priorities straight…stay focused on what’s important… What they believe drives how they behave, and how they behave determines their character…their reputation…and the legacy they leave.’ Abraham Lincoln observed, ‘Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It’s the words that speak boldly of your intentions, and the actions which speak louder than the words. It’s making time when there is none…it’s coming through time after time, year after year. Commitment is the stuff character’s made of…the power to change the face of things…the daily triumph of integrity over scepticism.’ An admirer approached the world-renowned pianist Van Cliburn after one of his concerts and said, ‘I’d give my life to be able to play like you.’ Smiling, Cliburn replied, ‘I did!’

SoulFood: Ezek 20-21, Luke 19:28-40, Ps 111, Pr 19:18-20

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