It had a big impact on every working day.
Reference: “Long may he live! May gold from Sheba be given him. May people ever pray for him and bless him all day long.” Psalm 72:15 NIV
Explore: I was recently chatting to a friend of mine about her job. She loved the work she did but really struggled with her boss.
He was often inappropriate with what he said and lacked integrity with how he spent his time at work. My friend is such a hard worker and yet she questioned her work position due to her boss’s actions.
She couldn’t, with any confidence, speak highly of her boss or give him many positive recommendations. It had a big impact on every working day.
Application: Psalm 72 offers us a very different story. It’s a celebration and blessing towards their leader, the king.
How great would it be if we desired these same things for our superiors? How great would it be if our superiors earned the respect this writer bestows on his leader?
Now the king, king David, was by no means perfect but the writer still desired great blessings for his leadership. We can still influence our superiors by how we respond to them.
While some boss’ make it harder to respect them than others, we need to consider how important it is to be able to support those we work with.
Prayer: Lord, give us the patience and integrity to support all people we work with. May we experience mutual respect and strive to honour You in what we do. Amen.
How well do you support those in authority over you?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.