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An Acceptable Service

December 5, 2016

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An Acceptable Service

We all know  that whatever our job  in life,  we do need  to do  “an acceptable service”.     Store clerks need  to ring things up correctly  and politely  —  managers  need  to see  that the customers  are served rightly  —  business owners need  to see to it  that customers get a good product  for a fair price,  etc.     Those who don’t provide  “an acceptable service” will soon enough  lose their job.     It won’t be anyone else’s fault,  but their own.

In a way,  that’s sort of how it is  with our responsibilities  as a Christian.     We have the “job”  of really listening  to God’s word  —  accepting all  of it  with “reverence”  —  and living according  to it  in “awe”  of God’s eternal authority.     Why?     Because we are  in the end days  —  and our lives are  relatively short.     An end day  has been promised.

Every worker  should be thankful  for the job  and wages they have.     That thankfulness should be  what leads them  to want to give  “an acceptable service”  —  in whatever line  of work they are.

As Christians,  we have accepted  the job  of serving God  in whatever capacity  He has placed us.     Whatever our earthly job,  in that capacity,  we should be serving God.     Our service  to God  needs to be  done  in keeping  with all that God Almighty  has done for us  in Christ Jesus.     That is why Hebrews 12:28  reminds us Christians,

Therefore,  since we receive  a kingdom  which cannot be shaken,  let us show gratitude,  by which we may offer  to God  an acceptable service  with reverence  and awe;  for our God  is a consuming fire.

The kingdom of heaven  “cannot be shaken”  on Judgment Day.     We should be grateful  for the promise  of an eternal  heavenly home  —  so grateful  that we gladly  “offer to God  an acceptable service  with reverence  and awe.”

Realizing how important  our daily jobs are  to our Lord,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  lead us  in acceptably serving you every day  with reverence  and awe.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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