Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters on earth, not with external service, as those who merely please men, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. (Colossians 3:22–24)Be thankful for the job and role God has given you. Do it well. Do your best. But do it because you serve a heavenly Father who gives good gifts to His children. Do not worry if men praise your work, simply seek to glorify God by pursuing His righteousness wherever He has placed you. If you do, I trust that you'll find a peace and blessing that can only come from above.
Of course, today it is Friday, so it's time to think about taking a little break from the stress of the week. Grab some tea/coffee/water/soda, a handful of your favorite munchies, sit back, and enjoy your week in review (kind of):
- How does God define success?
- I'm looking forward to this series by Elizabeth Prata about the gift of singleness.
- You must, must, must listen to this Resurrection Sunday message delivered by Pastor Don Green. While some churches were dropping Easter eggs as a worn-out Easter gimmick, Pastor Green taught his church about repentance according to Jesus. Lame, cheap, plastic Easter eggs? No thanks. Repentance, faith, gospel, Jesus? YES PLEASE.
- Which comes first?
- Today's helping of Charisma craziness comes to us courtesy of Anne Graham Lotz.
- Okay, so this looks and sounds delicious.
- Some Martyn Lloyd-Jones resources you may want to check out.
- The weight of shame.
- Yeah, so, I watched the first episode in the miniseries, A.D. The Bible Continues. In short, I want 60 minutes of my life back. Also, what was the deal with that angel that showed up at the end and rolled away the stone from Jesus' tomb? It's been a long time since I'v laughed that hard.
- John MacArthur on the final passover/the first communion (HT to Julia at Steak and a Bible):