Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Lowly Work - Message Minute

Good morning, This is Topher from Washington Church of Christ bringing you a message minute.

Many of you are on your way to work right now.  You may be grateful for your job or enjoy what you do.  You may however be disgruntled, feeling unfulfilled, and unappreciated.  For those tough work times, I'd like to share a quote from Ishmael, one of the characters of Herman Melville's novel, MobyDick, as he weighs out his decision to be a lowly sailor at sea.

Ishmael says, "What of it, if some old hunks of a sea-captain orders me to get a broom and sweep down the decks?  What does that indignity amount to, weighed, I mean, in the scales of the New Testament?  Do you think the archangel Gabriel thinks anything the less of me, because I promptly and respectfully obey?"

Paul addresses the same topic to the Colossian church when he says, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters."  (Col 3:23)

If you find yourself working today, no matter the job, endeavor to appreciate the ability to work, to do a better than required job, and work at it with all of your heart.  You'll be glad you did.

Message Minutes are sponsored by  Washington Church of Christ and recorded for the public 107.9 The Memories WAMW morning radio program.  They air at approximately 7:35am on Weekday Mornings.

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