The conduct of a child is a reflection of the parent. He who calls his Father his Lord, must reflect the heart of He who has called him to repentance. The law of the Father must be on his lips, rising from a heart within. Full in the Father’s ways are the hearts of His children, given as law, but received in the obedience born of thanksgiving. The law is a delight to the tongue of the redeemed. He who claims the blood of the Son, desires greatly the obedience of the Son. When I walked the dust of creation, there was no chore in the following, nor did I despise the asking. Bowing to the will of the Father was My delight. Even the suffering for the blessing of many, in it there was only joy. The Law was given that His heart would be known among men, that in the ways of He who creates in perfection, through the begotten, that His creation might prosper in the countenance of the eternal good of He who knows all. Prosperity of life is in the ways of God, given that you might have success in all you do, and give praise to the glory of He who was sent. Be holy as I Am holy, as He is holy.
Joshua 1:8 (ESV) – This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Bottom Line: The calling of the workplace is cut-throat at times, hard decisions with blurred lines between right and wrong. Sometimes we are forced to look long and hard at the temptation to do things, that over the years we have been taught are wrong in God’s eyes. His Law is on our hearts. We can feel it, but the pressure of the world can drive us into darkness. It may feel like we have little choice . . . but we do. We are to think and meditate on God’s laws, that we would stay strong and do the things that please Him, and to be stubbornly strong to not do the things that we know are against His ways. If we want God’s blessings, we need to follow His ways, not for success itself, or even for safety, but for the delight of giving back in thankful obedience.