This day with God as we read 1 Timothy 5:17 through 6:2, let us be wise in how we organize so that the church, company or organization we are a part of is a group that is functioning at a high level. It should be a team organized to do things that help the members and local community. If it is functioning properly, society is better off.
There are some dangers Paul tells Timothy to guard against while leading a church. Protect against gossip, not holding others accountable, and joining in on activities that are wrong. Do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the rich.
These same type of administrative ideas for the church brought out in today’s passage are also useful at the workplace or in your neighborhood. The photo below was taken some years ago when our neighborhood would organize a July 4th parade. It was a time to get to know each other and celebrate our nation’s birthday at the same time.
Our attitude toward our leaders like our employer should be one of respect. If we are a team player, we offer ideas but in the end follow the ones laid out by our leaders. Their ideas are as right to them as our ideas are to us. Desire that the company or organization you are a part of succeeds because if they flourish, then you have a better chance to do the same.
Lord, this day with You will be amazing because You are the common thread that binds us together. The power You give in what we believe and how we live results in groups of people bringing glory to You. Lord, we do not judge others but encourage others. No one person is more important than another. Everyone has great value in Your eye and we care for each other. Amen.