Masquerading

Masquerading

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ.  2nd Corinthians 11:13

 

Specialists came to a high school to help them decide what career path they should study in college.  One of the students was not like his peers who knew what they wanted to be when they grew up.  Of all the choice careers the assessors suggested to him, only a preacher and a pilot stood out.  They then went on to examine the positive and negative aspects of each.  There was a pull in his heart for becoming a pastor.  But he soon discarded the idea.  The more he tried to think of turning his relationship with God into a job, the more absurd it seemed.  Do we find that the religions around us have turned into a social and economic scene where workmen go to find little more than a paycheck?

It is sad to think of men and women using the field of faith towards personal gain.  We can ease our concern by using convenient texts like Matthew 10:10 or 1 Timothy 5:18 to reassure ourselves that our career choices are pure and pleasing to God.  But the wheat and the weeds grow closely in the same field.  Each would-be servant will have to place themselves before the scrutiny of God who sees our intentions deep inside our hearts.  Could we pray today, for the Lord to bring us true spiritual leaders who are not deceitfully masquerading as messengers of Christ?

 

Dear Lord,

Help us quickly see when our motives drop from Your purest hopes for us.  We know You would have workers, but please turn us into workers who work for eternal reward, we pray!

Amen

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