Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
This is from the book In Search of Excellence.
Dick Walton of a very successful company called Wal-Mart says, "It's terribly important for everyone to get involved. Our best ideas come from clerks and stockboys." Walton stories have become legends. According to The Wall Street Journal: "Mr. Walton couldn't sleep a few weeks back. He got up and bought four dozen donuts at an all night bakery. At 2:30 a.m., he took them to a distribution center and chatted for a while with workers from the shipping docks. As a result he discovered that two more shower stalls were needed at that location." Again, the astonishing point is not the story per se: any small business person could relate a host of similar tales. The surprising news is that a top executive still exhibits such a bone- deep form of concern for his people in a $2 billion enterprise.
Romans 12:10-11 (KJV);
“Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;”
Romans 12:16-18 (KJV);
“Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”
Romans 13:8 (KJV);
“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.”
The point of the story, and of those verses, is that we should care for each other. I still cannot grasp how God, an omnipotent being, could care anything about us; but I am glad he does, and I will pattern my life after that of Jesus Christ, and do my very best to care for all people, just as he does.
May God bless each one of you, guys -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.