Hired

Nehemiah 13:16 There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware, and sold on the sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.

There are many who say they work for God …others see themselves on some journey for God. And then there are those who have named and claimed their fees …what they believe they deserve from God. The reality is that many are hirelings who will only work if they will be paid and paid well. These are the ones who believe they are blessed …they are gifted in prophecy but fear speaking truth so they hire themselves out to the highest bidder and sit at the choicest locations waiting for someone in need of a good prophecy. Then there are those that will be bought for a bad prophecy, a curse … they teach the shortcuts, and say the way of God is as the ways of men … men will love them …but they bring the people under the curse of their fleshly worldliness. They are well rewarded. You will see these hirelings in their luxury cars and homes …teaching people that their gain is evidence of God’s approval of their craft.

But their end is always bad … suddenly they are no more seen. Those that love and hire them, that give them generous offerings in the hope that they will flatter them are also God’s enemies. The flesh is at enmity with the spirit … they cannot ever be in harmony …nor can hirelings ever bring comfort to God’s children.

Indeed God is a rewarder …but you must wait on Him … His rewards extend beyond the natural realm and His best is saved for His eternity for those who still believe and look to it. Others grab and scheme to get and say God has blessed them. They do not know they have been hired by their fleshly lusts, only useful to curse the unsuspecting.

John 10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.

Verses for further meditation
Genesis 12:3; John 10:13

Thoughts for Business and the work place
There are rewards worth waiting for …be not in haste for gain.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, show me how to trust and wait for your reward … help me not to spoil my eternal heritage. Amen

As Nehemiah’s wall was built, so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste. Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts. I am praying someone with a burden to be used by God in building will receive a fresh vision and get the job done.

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The Leaders counted first

Nehemiah 7:7 Who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number, I say, of the men of the people of Israel was this;

It is no coincidence that leaders are counted first …many names that did well to lead the Israelites. Nehemiah was not the only one, but his name of course stands out because a book is named after him. But God notes the identity of the other leaders. I sense that there is a lot of work that may seem unremarkable but God has not forgotten and God has His own assessment. God will reward many who have gone unsung over generations …

As you lead, do not think that because it seems you are disregarded or not mentioned, God has forgotten you. I sense that God’s leaders will be especially noted in heaven for their rare sacrifice. It is not in vain … all that you have gone through. God has a record of your leadership and knows His generals. Be strong and be assured that there is a day coming when the awards and crown will be given. May I not be ashamed on that day …may I not discover in eternity … when works are burnt in the fire of reckoning, that my sacrifices counted for nothing because they were vain, selfish and shallow. When we truly lead for God in business, ministry and government, we note that God knows and recognizes us in His list of leaders.

There are also blind leaders and leaders that cause harm and errors. May I not be counted amongst these cadre of leaders. Recognise those who have done well in your team.

Verses for further meditation
Isaiah 9:6 ; Matt 15:14

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders are willing to go without short-term rewards, willing to go without success in the “eyes” of many others.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, remember me O Lord for good and in your mercy. Amen

As Nehemiah’s wall was built,  so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste.  Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts.

I am praying someone with a burden to be used by God in building will receive a fresh vision and get the job done.

To subscribe to the devotional, please  enter your email address (the left column) above the “subscribe” button (and enter on the green button). God bless you.

Recessionproofchristianlife.com is a privately owned blog/media site started in 2009 as the internet ministry of the author. It promotes the absolute authority and divine inspiration of the Holy Bible as the Word of God – Infallible and Sufficient.

 

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