至于我和我家, 必定事奉耶和

As for me and my house,

we will serve the LORD.

Monday, May 21, 2012

当没有人在看时 When no one is watching


May 21, 2012 — by Cindy Hess Kasper
(From: Our daily Bread, http://odb.org/ and http://chinese-odb.org/)

歌罗西3章22Colossians 3:22

要凡事听从你肉身的主人,不要只在眼前事奉,像是人喜的,要存心诚实敬畏主。」”Obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.”

读经: 歌西3章22-25 Scripture Reading: Colossians 322-25

派特的第一份工作是在超市夜班。打烊后,他和其他的工将商品上架。老板吩咐他了方便客,上架要将罐标签正面朝外。但老板又叮了一句:「前面三排罐标签都要正面朝外。」一晚,当派特正在放罐候,他的同事开始嘲笑他:「只要第一排罐标签正面朝外就好了,发现呢?」
一个青少年来是个抉刻。 他是按老板要求的去做,自己方便就呢?
都曾遇到似的情况,我要作出决定。使徒保鼓励他的同工,即便是在没有人看见时,仍要遵守,他:「你作仆人的,要凡事听从你肉身的主人,不要只在眼前事奉,像是人喜的,要存心诚实敬畏主。」(歌西3章22
不管我的老板是否在身,或是有其他的人在监视,我应该做正确的事。然有候服从是很不容易,或是会造成不便,但服从是的。
请记得:「人若知道行善,却不去行,就是他的罪了。」
(雅各4章17)CHK
求主助我跟耶
日日夜夜服;
立志做忠心徒,
     听旨行事取悦救主。 Fitzhugh

无人察看的行,表的真品格。
Pat’s first job was working on the night crew at a grocery store. After closing time, he and the other employees stocked the shelves. Pat’s boss had instructed them to always turn the soup cans forward so that the label could be read easily. But he had gone a little further by saying, “Make sure that they’re facing forward—three cans back.” One night as Pat was arranging the shelves, his co-workers began to scoff, “Just make sure the front can is turned the right way. Who’s gonna know?”
It was a moment of decision for the teenager. Should he obey what his boss had asked him to do, or just do what was easy?
We’ve all been in similar situations where we’ve had to make a choice. The apostle Paul encouraged his fellow believers to be obedient even when no one was watching: “Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God” (Col. 3:22).
Doing the right thing should not be dependent on whether our employer is around or if anyone else is watching. It’s not always easy or convenient to be obedient. But it’s right.
Remember, “to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin” (James 4:17).
Lord, help me to follow Jesus,
To obey Him day by day,
To be His faithful disciple
And please Him in every way. —Fitzhugh

Our character is measured by what we do when no one is looking.

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