An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

HR Awards

(Pro 22:29 KJV) Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

This verse gives me a good reason not to want to be the best.  I don’t want to “stand” (3320) before kings.  On the few times I have received awards I tend to be irritated.  Part of the irritation is based on how meaningless most awards are.  Take the Academy Awards.  If I read the headlines and comments correctly a movie now needs to meet a long list of affirmative action quotas to even be considered.  It would seem to me that this would automatically make the award meaningless as a recognition of film excellence.  It should be redefined as an award given to the HR department for meeting the quotas with people who can read a script.  I remember the Student of the Month awards we used to give.  It started out with each teacher picking one student and ended up with teachers calling up entire classes.

In spite of that God still wants me to give Him my best.  I can also live with that.  He does not give out false awards.

So?  I will take the Daily Gave-It-His-Best award.