“Supply Chain Gang Members”

Posted: July 28, 2022 in Christian Life, God's Glory

Recently, especially because of the current economic condition, I’ve been trying to make it a habit to sincerely thank those who come to work in the places I go to shop. Without them we wouldn’t have the products/services that we want or need. Think about the people who stock the shelves, the cashiers, the janitors, the truckers who bring the products to the stores, the Doctors and nurses, the grocers who provide us with the food we need, the people who work at the power plants, sanitation workers, garbage disposal workers, etc. (See an additional list below.)

Consider the job you have. How many people would be at a disadvantage it you didn’t show up for work. I read an interesting statement recently. “Too many people want $20 an hour when they contribute about $3 worth of work.”

God wants every Christian employee to think of his/her ultimate employer (Boss) as being the Lord Himself (Ephesians 6:5-8). He is the One who gives us the strength to get out of bed in the morning, the vehicle to get us to work, the ability to think on the job, and so much more. Jesus said, “Without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). The Apostle Paul wrote, “…for in Him [the Lord God] we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). Moses wrote these words to the Jews who were about to go into the Promised Land (Genesis 15:18-21; See also Exodus 12:25). “And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day” (Deuteronomy 8:18).

Christians employers (managers, foremen) shouldn’t threaten [or abuse] their employees, knowing that they have a Master (Boss) in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him” (Ephesians 6:9; See also James 5:1-6). Without productive workers, managers would be in trouble. Both managers and laborers should work cooperatively and diligently to supply the customer with the services/goods he/she wants or needs. Remember, ultimately, it’s the customer who “signs your paycheck” each week.

The Christian’s good work ethic could provide him/her with a platform from which to share his/her faith with non-believers (1 Peter 3:15). The Apostle Paul wrote, “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God, just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved” (1 Corinthians 10:31-33).
Simply put – We glorify God when we make Him known to others. We are the only Bible some people will read. What is the message they are getting?

Maybe you’re not a Christian. To become one you must “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ alone, Who died for your sins, was buried for three days and nights, and Who rose again bodily from the dead (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). We’re not saved from hell to heaven by our good works, or by our faith plus our good works (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5).

We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change and grow (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). Contact us through our website: www.kelseypeach.com or through messenger on Facebook.

Additional list: Policeman/Fireman, Dry Cleaner, Auto Mechanic, Travel Agent, Pilot/Flight Attendant, Bus Driver, Piano Teacher, Carpenter, Bus Driver, Editor/Printer, Lab Technician, Computer Programer, Chef/Waitress, Social Worker, Secretary/Librarian, Air Traffic Controller, Grocery Store Clerk, Mailman/UPS Driver, Paperboy/Editor, Physician/Nurse, Chiropractor, Optometrist, Pharmacist, Mortician, Insurance Agent, Stock Broker, Barber/Beautician, Principal/Teacher, Salesman/Clerk, Tax Advisor, Babysitter, Banker/Credit Manager, T.V. Repair Man, Plumber/Electrician, Florist/Gardener, Painter/Welder, Pet Shot Owner, Real Estate Broker, etc. All these people need the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Will you tell them about Him and what He’s done for you?

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