Saturday, May 28, 2016

Dial Daily Bread: God's HELP WANTED Sign

Dear Friends of "Dial Daily Bread,"

God has a HELP WANTED sign in His window. Seriously, it's a job opening that He needs desperately to fill. Even though He is omnipotent, He is helpless to fill this vacancy Himself.

The position is that of foot in His body--the lowest job. Specifically, the Bible says that "the Head" (that is, Christ Himself) "cannot say ... to the feet, 'I have no need of you'" (1 Cor. 12:21). The "body" especially needs feet or it cannot go where it should.

This job opening that God has is glimpsed in Ecclesiastes 9: "A great king ... besieged [a little city] ... and built great snares around it." Its case appeared hopeless. But apparently someone prayed: "Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city" (vss. 14, 15). Wonderful!

But did the citizens stage a parade in his honor? "Yet no one remembered that same poor man." Being that "poor wise man" whom no one notices--that's God's job opening, right now.

He has always found it difficult to find qualified applicants, never more so than today. Just as the Vice President has an office very close to the Oval Office in the White House, the successful applicant for this job in God's "office" is close to Christ Himself. The two have something in common: Christ was [in reality, is] "despised and rejected by men" (Isa. 53:3). "The Redeemer of Israel ... [says] to Him whom man despises, to Him whom the nation abhors, to the Servant of rulers: ... He has chosen You" (Isa. 49:7). The job carries most unusual perks.

Don't be scared, be humble but honored. Do your duty and be happy--close to Christ.

--Robert J. Wieland

From the "Dial Daily Bread" Archive: November 21, 2002.
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