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Daily Devotions

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Posted: Saturday, March 5

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor&nbsp;

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor 

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Numbers 4:1-5:31
Mark 12:18-37
Psalm 48:1-14
Proverbs 10:26


Verse of the day:

Lazy people irritate their employers, like vinegar to the teeth or smoke in the eyes. (Proverbs 10:26)

Okay fellow pyros, we all can relate to a little smoke in the eyes. We have all been playing in, I mean stoking, a fire before and the wind turns on us and we get an eyeful of smoke. Nothing stings worse than the burning, blinding pain of smoke in the eyes.



One of the challenges that we see among today’s generation is a strong entitlement mentality. Young people mortgage their future racking up tremendous school debt to attain a degree that holds the promise of future employment. However, many of these young people assume that just because you have a degree and just because you applied, you are entitled to have a job.



So here is a Saturday morning wakeup call – you don’t deserve anything. The salary you are paid is call a wage because it is earned, not handed out. Nothing frustrates an employer more than someone who does not work but expects to be paid.



As Christians in the work place, we should be the type of employees that have high ethical standards. Ethical is not just choosing to do the right thing but it extends to having a strong work ethic. If you were your boss, how would you grade your performance? Do you earn your wage? Do you complain about the “laziness” of a co-worker, but then find yourself doing the same thing that they were doing?



When we return to work on Monday, let’s strive to be the type of employees that both make God and our managers smile. This is the day the Lord has made and if you are blessed to be employed, earn it.