Daily Devotional for March 11, 2021

Yesterday, I got a call from my oldest daughter.  She was not happy.

Lindsey works for an insurance agency.  Needless to say, after the ice storm ground Texas to a halt, caused massive electrical blackouts, and burst water pipes, her business has been working overtime to provide for all her customers.

She was overwhelmed by the blatant fraud by unscrupulous contractors bilking elderly people out of huge sums of money.

One of these unsavory characters had billed an elderly widow over $12,000 for a job the insurance adjuster said should cost under $2,000.  The police are now involved.

This got me thinking.

Christians deal in a higher standard than profit.  That’s because we answer to a higher authority than the almighty dollar.  We answer to God.

God’s instructions are clear.  “You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.”  (Leviticus 19:11)

The problem is no matter how much money someone earns, they don’t get to take it with them.  There is no room in a funeral procession for a U-Haul.

Jesus said, “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul.”  (Mark 8:36)

The way we treat family, customers, the disfranchised, and hurting shows where our real loyalties lie.

If we belong to God, we act like it.

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, the world tells me I am more important than anyone else.  Help me never fall for that lie.  I pray my thoughts, words, and the way I treat others shows my love for you.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

While there are some dishonest contractors out there, the vast majority are good, honest, hardworking people who are doing the best they can to live their faith in both business and family. 

I hope you run into one of those.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins