Sunday, February 9th, 2014
Your Resume (Part 4, Conclusion)
In The Eyes Of God And Men
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
Luke 2:52 (NKJV)
I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men.
Acts 24:16 (NKJV)
Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart,
And so find favor and high esteem
In the sight of God and man.
Proverbs 3:3-4 (NKJV)
We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed.
2 Corinthians 6:3 (NKJV)
Render to Caesar the things that are Caesarís, and to God the things that are Godís.
Matthew 22:21 (NAS)
Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
1 Peter 2:17 (NKJV)
Basically, we have two resumes. We write one, and God writes the other. Without a doubt, God's recording of our work is more important. Both are based on our earthly accomplishments. The difference is how we define accomplishment.
The resumes we write highlight the work we have done. The resumes He writes highlights the work He has done--through us, for others. As a Man, Jesus was clear about the Source of His accomplishments: 'I can of Myself do nothing' (John 5:30). Therein, the resume of the Rabbi, His miracles, signs and wonders, all pointed back to God.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: Is it possible to have resumes that please both the King of kings and the kings of entertainment? Yes! By His Blood, by your good choices, and by the wisdom that comes from above. Not only is the answer, 'Yes!', but the need for your excellence is great.
If you live a life of love and service, your resume in God's Book will glow. If you perform with unusual brilliance, your industry resume will grow. Mainstream media demands excellence. Christian media needs excellence. So work your hardest. Go beyond man's standard to lift God's standard.
In the mean time, give prayerful attention to the roles you accept--because by them you will be judged by all concerned. When a job is offered, don't consider the size of the part or the paycheck. Consider how it will look to God first, and man second.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Your Resume series.