'JOSHUA ORDERED THE OFFICERS OF THE PEOPLE.'JUSHUA 1:10 NIV
God said to Israelis leaders in entering the Promised Land: ‘help your brothers' (Joshua 1:14 NIV). 'how long do I have to keep investing in this person?' You ask. Want a Bible answer? 'until they too have taken possession of the land that...God is giving them' (Joshua 1:15 NIV). It's not an occasional act of assistance; it's a lifestyle serving. At the end of every day we should each ask ourselves, 'Did I do good job today? Was I an asset and not just an expense?' Author Richard L. Evans remarked, 'It's priceless to find a person who will take a responsibility, who will finish and follow to the final detail to know when has accepted an assignment that it will be effectively, conscientiously completed.' And Paul raises the bar for followers of Christ! 'Whatever or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus' (Coll. 3:17 NLT)
People who take advantage of others inevitably fail. Dr. John Maxwell writes,’ if your desire to succeed, live by these four simple words: add value to others. That philosophy that will take you far. All talented people have a choice to make: to do their own thing and get all the credit or do team thing and share it. My observation is not only do talented people accomplish more when working with others but they are also more fulfilled than to those who got it alone. 'So here's the deal: your are only qualified to enjoy the privileges and the benefits of leadership when are willing to (a) go first and (b) put others first. God says: 'After that, you may go back and occupy your own land '(Joshua 1:15NIV).
Evangelist Philip Jegede’s Reading Courtesy of DWFT: Gal 5:22, Luke 6:27-36, Ex 23:1-9, Rom 12:14 www.mpbs247.org