From the example of Jesus’ life, this Scripture shows us that our residence and our occupation should conform to God’s will.
Sometimes, Christians seek God’s will in parts of their life, but not in all their life. Reality reveals that some areas of our life are “off-limits” when it comes to real spiritual practices. That’s not ideal, but it’s true. In two areas many Christians prefer not to consider obedience because of the significant consequences they foresee. They simply don’t want to go there. These two areas are allowing God to choose where we live and go and to choose what we do with our lives, including choosing our occupation.
God guides us with both general and specific instruction. General instruction applies to every Christian equally, no exceptions. Specific instruction targets the hearer’s life alone. It is tailored to God’s individual purpose for one, single person. As with all instruction, when God begins specifically guiding our lives, we face hindrances. Our ambitions, possessions, comforts, routines, and conveniences all become very personal when God takes control of those things into His own hands. Surrendering our place of residence and our occupation to Him is a huge step of obedience.
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