Don't Forget: God's Word Is More Important Than Pancakes!

It might sound crazy, but this devotion makes an important point using an analogy about pancakes!

Suppose you worked as a waitress at a breakfast restaurant, and you decided to wear a button promoting pancakes at another restaurant.

If your manager didn't fire you, he'd make it clear that such a button was inappropriate for your workplace because it went against the restaurant's mission.

Even if you were the best waitress on staff, the manager wouldn't allow you to wear it.

Now let's talk about something more serious than pancakes. Imagine you're a Christian business owner, and even though your business isn't a ministry, you see one of your employees wearing a button promoting gay pride while on duty.

Colossians 3:17,23-24* says that whatever a Christian does should be done in the name of the Lord because we work for the Lord. Therefore, if a Christian owns a business, he should set rules that please the Lord even if his business isn't a ministry.

We can't demand that our employees think the same as we think, but we can demand that they not mock God while working at our business.

God defines love as obeying His commands and warning people to turn from their sins. That's our mission. (See John 14:15,21-23; 15:10; 1 John 5:3; 2 John 1:6.) 

We must “walk in the way of love” and “have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them” (Ephesians 5:1-17).

If you want to read about the current event that led me to write this devotion, see Shall We Excuse the Darkness or Expose It? Or you can listen to the Bible Love Notes YouTube video: The Chosen: Gay Pride Compromise.


* Colossians 3:17,23-24: “Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.… Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” 

It might sound crazy, but this devotion makes an important point using an analogy about pancakes!


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