Summary: To show that we need to have an attitude of gratitude, attitude of celebration, celebrating JESUS in our lives even if we are in our job and work places.
Is your job a burden? it should not be it's gift from the LORD so you will remember Him to celebrate Him irregardless of your physical status and situation.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we need to have an attitude of gratitude, attitude of celebration, celebrating JESUS in our lives even if we are in our job and work places.
1 Samuel 6:13 (Contemporary English Version)
The people of Beth-Shemesh were harvesting their wheat in the valley. When they looked up and saw the chest, they were so happy that they stopped working and started celebrating.
1 Samuel 6:13 (Amplified Bible)
6:13 Now the men of Beth-shemesh were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley, and they lifted up their eyes and saw the ark, and rejoiced to see it.
1 Samuel 6:13 (King James Version)
6:13 And they of Bethshemesh were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley: and they lifted up their eyes, and saw [ALEPH-TAV] the ark, and rejoiced to see it.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You are my real master and LORD here on earth and I work to give you praise, worship, glory and honor that's why my mental disposition and attitude is celebration - celebrating You in my life.
Stop working, start celebrating
A. Author: unknown
B. Date written: After 1011 B.C.
C. Purpose: To record the founding of the Hebrew monarchy
D. To whom written: The nation of Israel
E. Keyword: king
F. Key verses:
1 Samuel 8:7-8 (Amplified Bible)
And the Lord said to Samuel, Hearken to the voice of the people in all they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not be King over them.
According to all the works which they have done since I brought them up out of Egypt even to this day, forsaking Me and serving other gods, so they also do to you.
1 Samuel 15:22 (Amplified Bible)
Samuel said, Has the Lord as great a delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
In King James version, after the word "saw" there is Aleph-Tav, signature of the LORD JESUS CHRIST meaning when you saw JESUS in your life, every work/job/career is a celebration not work anymore. We don't celebrate because we have a good and generous boss, high salary or even high position but we celebrate because we fix our eyes on JESUS, our celebration is motivated by JESUS alone, we celebrate because JESUS is in our life. The attitude or mental disposition was changed from "working" to "celebration"
Hebrews 12:2 (New International Version)
12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
"THEY STOPPED WORKING AND STARTED CELEBRATING" - 1 Samuel 6:13 (Contemporary English Version)
This is the correct godly attitude when we come to our workplaces, jobs, offices, designated places of work, and designated positions. We're only in our work places because we celebrate GOD's goodness and financial providence and supplies for us.
Philippians 4:19 (Amplified Bible)
4:19 And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Deuteronomy 8:18 (Amplified Bible)
8:18 But you shall [earnestly] remember the Lord your God, for it is He Who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
A. They stopped working
"THEY STOPPED WORKING"
Location is Beth-shemesh meaning "house of the sun" and they saw [ALEPH-TAV] the ark. The ark of course is the type of CHRIST which covers all their sins. Bethshemesh is a place in Egypt before it was the Philistines.
1 Samuel 6:1 (Amplified Bible)
6:1 THE ARK of the Lord was in the country of the Philistines seven months.
Jeremiah 43:13 (Amplified Bible)
43:13 [Nebuchadrezzar] shall break also the images and obelisks of Heliopolis [called On or Beth-shemesh—house of the sun] in the land of Egypt, and the temples of the gods of Egypt shall he burn with fire.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (Amplified Bible)
5:21 For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].