Titus 3:1 – “Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed.” (NASB)
I really didn't like Mondays. While working at a local supermarket, I began to hate Mondays. Mondays was "face-off" day. Over the weekend, people would grab this and that off the shelves. So on Monday, we had to go and "face-off" the shelves - turning each can or item to face forward so the next person could see the label and know what they were looking at. It was a tedious job and took the whole day to get the store "faced-off.” Today's verse speaks of reminding them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, and to be ready for every good deed. Now facing off shelves might not seem like a good deed to you, but to the customer, it saved them time from searching for that product they were looking for. Because I had accepted the position as stock boy, I needed to be subject to my manager and supervisors in doing what I was asked to do. As we head to work today, I wonder if maybe we all need a little "face-off" of our own where we put ourselves in subject to those in authority over us. Speaking of authority over us, how are we doing when it comes to the things God asks us to do? Are we turning our face away or are we facing forward to Him?
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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