For it is written in the Law of Moses: “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.” Is it about oxen that God is concerned?  1st Corinthians 8:9  NIV

The guests loaded and they headed to the river.  The show had already begun. River guides began tossing boats, playing up to the clients and cracking jokes.  They hit the water with their crews all fitted in life jackets and paddles.  If they were wild enough someone would get wet before they hit the first rapid.  Soon boats were spinning and slashing through the whitewater drops.  At lunchtime, they turned a rock into a fancy buffet.  While their guests ate they scaled a rock and leaped into the swirling depths.  After more rapids, stories and laughs the trip ended at the cars. The playing and goofing off reached a climax.  Their antics might bring a reward.  If the clients had been impressed they could get their tip.

These river guides played each and every day to make a living.  Perhaps it was more to spend a summer having fun, but they also needed the money.  The more fun they had, the more fun their clients had fun and the more chance of getting some money.  In the work of the Lord, it is the same.  Those who would point towards Christ are also privileged with blessings from above.  It is not about oxen or about rafting.  We work to please God and that is pleasing work indeed!  Shall we enjoy the ride?

Dear Lord,

Please help us seek things deeper and more spiritual on the ride we have each day.  Make us quick to see and to appreciate all the perks that loving You brings, we pray!



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