Living for God in your profession – CAC Living Water Devotional
THE LIVING WATER
CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Friday, January 12, 2024
(National Pharmacists’ Day)
LIVING FOR GOD IN YOUR PROFESSION
MEMORISE: And Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me” But the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you, you, and and say, say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the LORD (1 Samuel 16:2).
READ: Exodus 1:18-21
Today commemorates National Pharmacists’ Day. So it is not out of place to charge professionals and everyone to live for God in their respective professions. Double standard is a skill that some people have mastered. They have a distinct way of acting at work that differs greatly from how they do so in the Church. Some so-called Christians frequently ignore God when it comes to business calls, acting as if He doesn’t have control over everything in Heaven and on Earth. This “double-dealing” mentality has never been helpful to anyone. As a result, they must make amends. Shiphrah and Puah, two Hebrew midwives, put their lives on the line to defend God by defying the king’s order. The new Pharaoh feared that the children of Israel might overpower him and overthrow him, and become free. He thus afflicted them, but the more the torment, the greater their procreation and growth (Exo. 1:10-12). To kill male children from birth while keeping the female children alive, he hired these midwives, but they submitted to the King of kings.
It is expected of you to represent God at work. Your devotion to God must permeate every aspect of your life, just like it did for the midwives. Do not pretend to be a Christian at work while acting otherwise. You cannot disobey God because of other things, and assert that you fear Him. The midwives received a reward from God for their bravery, loyalty and decision to follow Him rather than the harsh Pharaoh’s will. Much like He did for Samuel in the memory verse, He gave them the knowledge to deal with the situation. Receive the grace to live a God-centred life, everywhere.
SUGGESTED HYMN FOR TODAY: CAC GHB: 724
1. Lord Jesus, help me to stand for nothing but the Truth wherever You put me to represent You.
2. Jesus Christ, help me against the onslaught of double-dealing and fear of man more than God.
3. Oh Lord God, continue to help Your children in their various professions to stand for You.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Genesis 31, 32, 33