Monday, November 22, 2010

For Whom do you Work?

Exodus 1:15-21
15 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
18 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?
19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.

You Work for Whom?

The passage above sets the scene for Moses' arrival. The Children of Isreal had prospered in Egypt since the time of Joseph. They had been fruitful and they multiplied, greatly. So much so in fact, that the Pharoah became intimidated by their numbers. He, in his wisdom (he thought), issued a decree to the Hebrew Midwives that they should kill all the male Hebrew children as soon as they were born. The daughters could live because they could be given to Egyptian men in time and birth good Egyptian children. It was a bloodline thing.

But, the Hebrew Midwives, the Bible testifies, feared God more than Pharoah. They didn't see the work they did as something to the community or even to the earthly king. They didn't even see their work as a service to the children they helped to usher into the world or the mothers who depended on their wisdom. Their work, in their eyes was worship, service, a ministry to God.

For whom then do you work? Do you work for checkbook? Do you work for your ambition? Do you work for your family? I put to you that all of the work we do, whether paid or voluntary, should be done as unto God. Whatever capacity you have, whatever talents you possess, whatever good is in you, they all came from the Father (James 1:17) so the fruit, the outcome of that labor belongs to God first, everyone else second.

If you are a member of Fellowship, please remember that we have a church conference coming up on December 4th at 11:30 AM. This is part of our work as a body and as individuals. We owe our Master some fruit.

If you are not a member of Fellowship or any other church home, or if you do not know Christ as your personal savior, you are invited to join us in our work. Your salvation, your discipleship, your growth are why we're here and we are anxious to "be about our Father's work." Won't you come?

Colossians 3:23-24
23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

What am I thankful for? You. Happy Thanksgiving.

Evg. Stephanie Robinson

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Fellowship Church
Where Passions Become Reality
Because you are a CHOSEN GENERATION!
455 Hwy 138, Ste C
Jonesboro, GA 30238
Alton Watkins, Pastor