A Marketplace Devotion

If you have worked long enough in the marketplace, you would have noticed that there are people in your workplace who would sideline others so that they get to do what they want, obtain the recognition they yearn for and receive the adulation or benefit of some kind that they desperately desire.

These treacherous people are unreliable and dangerous. They are in fact likely to betray others.

As a believer, what do you do when a colleague does that to you?

As vengeance belongs to God, you must not do what they do and become vengeful. If you are not careful, you might become just like them.

The scary thing is that if we sideline others, we are in danger of committing four of the seven deadly sins, namely, lust (for power, status and recognition), greed (excessive pursuit of material things or success), envy (intense desire to take something that belongs to someone else) and pride (excessive view of one’s own self and capability).

At one level, they are fully conscious of what they are doing, but yet they do not really know. Just as those who crucified Christ knew consciously what they were doing, yet they didn’t really know. That is why Jesus prayed, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they are doing.”

Instead of seeking an opportunity for revenge, pray for them. Remember this, they are so blinded by the devil and their own carnal desires that they know not what they are doing. So, pray for them.

Ps.25:3 tells us, “No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.”
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The Word of God reminds us to love our enemies, trust and hope in the Lord who remembers the righteous and punishes the wicked. It also warns us about being treacherous.

May the Lord grant you grace to hope in Him and peace amidst the storm.

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