How “Low” Would You Go for a Job?

My friend Jonathan never pictured himself unemployed. Obtaining a bachelor’s and masters degree in his field, he was a great candidate for many jobs. Working during his time at school, upon graduation, he was able to receive a great job with a good salary with benefits.

After a few years in this job, he took a stand for something he was right and it cost him. Unwilling to back down from his convictions, he was forced out of his job in a hard economic time. He sent out resumes all over town. Due to family situations, he was unable to look for unemployment outside of the city. For all of his job hunting, he came up empty.

The only place that was hiring was a job that was way below his education or his prior pay scale. It would also be a job where he would be visible and a reminder of his previous job termination.

He had a choice: humbly provide for his family or worry about his reputation?

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Sex is a Gift from God

Marriages are under attack, and one of the ways that many fall is that the intimacy fails along the way.  Scripture gives married couples lessons to follow:

Drink water from your own cistern,

water flowing from your own well.

Should your springs flow in the streets, streams of water in the public squares?

They should be for you alone and not for you [to share] with strangers.

Let your fountain be blessed, and take pleasure in the wife of your youth.

A loving doe, a graceful fawn— let her breasts always satisfy you; be lost in her love forever.

Why, my son, would you be infatuated with a forbidden woman or embrace the breast of a stranger?

For a man’s ways are before the LORD’s eyes, and He considers all his paths.

Prov 5:15-21 (HCSB)

Many people imagine God as a fuddy-duddy in the sky who doesn’t want His children to have any fun or enjoy anything in this life.  People have a concept of God that says if something is enjoyable, He probably wouldn’t want us to partake of it. Those people have never read Proverbs 5.

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