October 19, 2016 Kingdom Daily Wisdom

Book: Proverbs 19

“Loyalty makes a person attractive. It is better to be poor than dishonest.”

Loyalty is extremely important in the Kingdom of God and it must not be divided. James 1:6-8 warns about the danger of split loyalties when it says, “But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.” Loyalty to God is essential.

Both employers and employees need to demonstrate loyalty to each other. Companies that demonstrate their appreciation to their staff and are always encouraging them to advance in their career are much more likely to have long term employees. These workers will usually look out for the best interest of the company.

In the same way employees who are loyal to the company often benefit by being promoted both financially and positionally. When that worker needs time off because of unexpected circumstances that have come up they are granted it. Why? Because their boss appreciates the loyalty they have demonstrated.

In the book of Esther, the king was having a difficult time sleeping so he called for his historical records. As he was reading through them he came across the assassination plot which Mordecai had exposed resulting in the king’s own safety. Mordecai had been loyal to the king. The result was that the king realized he had not done anything to honor Mordecai. The king knew he needed to do something special for him. This would not only show appreciation for Mordecai’s loyalty but also encourage other people to do the same in the future.

First off, how do you show your loyalty to God? Secondly, how do you demonstrate your loyalty to your employer, employees, family and community? Take time with the Lord, asking Him how you can increase your loyalty to Him.

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