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"It shall not seem hard to you when you send him away free from you; for he has been worth a double hired servant in serving you six years. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all that you do.
Here is a thought to start out your workday.
In today's devotional verse, this is speaking of a servant, who after seven years of working is to be set free. But if the servant doesn't want to leave, then an awl would be put through the ear of the servant and he or she would belong to that person for life.
A person would do this if they liked their master and was treated well.
If not, then they couldn't wait to get out of there after the seven years.
But did you notice the first sentence in today's verse:
It shall not seem hard to you when you send him away free from you; for he has been worth a double hired servant in serving you six years.
Think about that for a moment. If you were to leave your job today, would they be happy for you to leave or would they try to persuade you to stay?
Do you work twice as hard as others do, or are you just barley doing anything?
We as Christians should be hard workers. Paul says.
Eph 6:5-7 5 Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ; 6 not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, 7 with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men,
If the Lord were your boss, would He be happy with the things you do at work and how you do your job?
The way we work as Christians should be a witness to others of Jesus in our lives.
Are you portraying Jesus as lazy or a hard worker?
Think about it today and everyday as you do your job.