I sit before a quiet screen in a well-lit study where the only noise is a blowing fan. A neon sign flashes repeatedly across my mind--“Faithful,” “Faithful,” “Faithful.” Am I faithful to the One who called me?
Is my responsibility to please myself in a world that applauds personal achievement? Or, do I live to obey and honor the will of the One who sacrificed His Son to reach me? Tears provide the answer—so far to go, so much to learn, so hard to be responsible for that which matters most. In the journey of life, what’s inside the suitcase reveals much about the traveler.
Meditation1 Corinthians 4:2-- In this regard, it is expected of managers that each one of them be found faithful.
John 4:34—“My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work,” Jesus told them.
"What we call responsibility our Lord never had, and what He called responsibility people are without. People do not care a bit for Jesus Christ’s notion of their lives, and Jesus does not care for our notions. There is the antagonism. If we were to estimate ourselves from our Lord’s standpoint, very few of us would be considered disciples . . . The point is that Jesus saw life from God’s standpoint, and we don’t. We won’t accept the responsibility of life as God gives it to us, we only accept responsibility as we wish to take it, and the responsibility we wish to take is to save our own skins, make comfortable positions for ourselves and those we are related to, exert ourselves a little to keep ourselves clean and vigorous and upright; but when it comes to following out what Jesus says, His sayings are nothing but jargon."—Oswald Chambers in The Highest Good
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)