Yesterday I mentioned “essential job” in my post, Home Intruders. There were some comments that made me remember the following draft I have been wanting to use some day. So this is the day. 😀
I am using the image above to point out that “essential” or “non-essential” probably has to do with the product. What is he delivering? He gets paid for doing the job efficiently and faithfully.
God will rewards one according to his faithfulness and reliability to do what He asks us to do, whether it is to offer a smile and a glass of water or run for political office. He does not divide into essential or non-essential. All of his jobs are essential.
LOWLY SERVICE OR SERVICE OF HIGH DEGREE?
I Tim. 1:12 “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service.”
How blessed to be appointed to do a service for Jesus! I’m remembering a man of God, W. R. Corvin, a learned man of high intellect, great ability, and wide-spread influence. He hired Sammy, he pastored me, he dedicated our son, but the most touching memory for Sammy and me is that of a college president who we saw picking up the trash on the campus as he walked from his house to his office.
Which of those activities would we label “meager?” How presumptuous to judge some “services” more noble than others!
Consider this quote by John Newton, composer of Amazing Grace: “If two angels were to receive at the same moment a commission from God, one to go down and rule earth’s grandest empire, the other to go and sweep the streets of its meanest village, it would be a matter of entire indifference to each which service fell to his lot, the post of ruler or the post of scavenger; for the joy of the angels lies only in obedience to God’s will, and with equal joy they would lift a Lazarus in his rags to Abraham’s bosom, or be a chariot of fire to carry an Elijah home.”