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Proverbs 22:29 NIV

“Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.”‬‬

My 10 year old granddaughter is a diligent worker. I occasionally ‘hire’ her to help with projects around my house. She was going shopping with her mom the other day so she wanted to know if I had some projects she could do to earn money. I did. First was to hose off my porches and the furniture. She went outside and 5 minutes later she was back for the next project. As she went to the next chore I have to admit I went out front because I didn’t see any way she could have done the first project that quickly. To my amusement and surprise she not only had done it, she did it well and put the hose up when she finished. She is the worker Solomon was referencing in this verse. The Hebrew word translated skilled is better understood as diligent and expeditious. Matthew Poole puts it this way, “vigorous and speedy in executing what hath been well and wisely contrived”. As a boss I loved those two qualities in a staff person. Slow diligence or sloppy expeditiousness are not useful. Done well together both honor the Lord and produce great results. This verse does not imply that the person is “too good” to work for certain people but rather because of their effort and skill they will find they are in great demand. This person ultimately is working in their God given strengths and doing it with the understanding that their employer is ultimately God. Today work with your Savior in mind. #BeTheEdge

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,” Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭23‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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