Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
The Amen Corner is growing -
Might have to add a couple more pews over there - -
THANK YOU, guys!
For today, I will start with an article written in the CPA bulletin about personnel directors around the country who were asked for the most unusual things that happened during job interviews. These were some of the responses:
* Man wore a jogging suit to an interview for a job as financial VP.
* Applicant offered to have the company's logo tattooed on his arm.
* Applicant interrupted interview to telephone his analyst to talk over the answer to a question.
* Not only did applicant ignore No Smoking sign, but twice lit the wrong end of filter-tip cigarettes.
* Balding candidate excused himself abruptly and returned a few minutes later wearing a hairpiece.
* Job applicant challenged the interviewer to arm wrestle.
Notice the lengths some people go to in order to be BELIEVED! Sometimes, the lengths and nervousness are so great they have the opposite effect, and they blow any chance of being believed. Here is a fellow willing to tattoo the company logo on his arm as an indication of loyalty!
And some folks don't care in the least. I remember an applicant for a drafting position at work who was qualified and was hired, but when the results from his drug test came in, the boss called him in to his office and told him he had failed. But he was a GOOD drafter, so the boss told him that we know some prescription meds can effect a drug test, so he was going to take it again a month later. The boss asked him if he understood what he was saying (wink wink), and he said he did. When he took the test the next month, he failed it again.
Matthew 5:33-37 (NLT);
“Again, you have heard that the law of Moses says, ‘Do not break your vows; you must carry out the vows you have made to the Lord.’ But I say, don’t make any vows! If you say, ‘By heaven!’ it is a sacred vow because heaven is God’s throne. And if you say, ‘By the earth!’ it is a sacred vow because the earth is his footstool. And don’t swear, ‘By Jerusalem!’ for Jerusalem is the city of the great King. Don’t even swear, ‘By my head!’ for you can’t turn one hair white or black. Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ Your word is enough. To strengthen your promise with a vow shows that something is wrong.”
May we all live our lives in such a way that, outside of legal requirements, we are not asked to promise, take an oath, or pinkie swear to anything because everyone we deal with knows that our word is true - -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.