Pearls of Encouragement for Christian Working Moms
July 2008 Issue
Blog/Online Bible Study
Article – Where do you place your loyalty?
Thanks so much to all of you willing
to be interviewed for the CWM Interview every month.
I think I will have enough interviews for a while.
You all never disappoint and I can always count on
On a personal note, my children are both home safely
from their week away. They did much better than I
did. I do think it was good for all of us. Welcome
to all the CWMs who receive this email all over the
world. You have sisters in Christ in Malaysia, Australia,
New Zealand, the United States, and the list can go
on and on. May God truly bless all of you and His
presence be a comfort to you.
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Article – Where do you place
In the United States we just celebrated
our nation’s birthday and Independence Day.
In other countries as well there is national pride.
Just wait till the Olympics come around and we will
all be rooting for our individual countries. Is there
anything wrong with national pride? What about loyalty
to the place you work? Can there ever be too much
Let’s see what the Bible says
about where our loyalties lay. Peter and the apostles
in Acts were being told by religious leaders and often
civil authorities to stop preaching and teaching the
word of God.
In Acts 5:29 we see the following: “But Peter
and the apostles answered, We must obey God rather
than men.” When ever there is a contradiction
between God’s word and what our country or the
company we work for believe we have to follow God
An Ethiopian pastor visiting America
remarked about the fact we often have American flags
in our sanctuaries. He said that would not happen
in his country, because their loyalty is first to
God and then country.
In your work place have you ever been
asked to do anything unethical or illegal? Have you
been told to “fudge or fix” the numbers
on an account? Illegal or unethical activity is against
God’s law first and foremost is wrong. We all
answer to a power greater than our bosses or our country’s
leaders. We cannot use the excuse that my boss or
country made me do it. Numerous brothers and sisters
in Christ are being persecuted all over the world,
because they choose to obey God and not their country.
I do think a time is coming in many
countries and in the United States as well where we
will have to take a stand for God and against our
country. When push comes to shove we must obey God
rather than men.
Please do not hear me saying it is wrong
to be patriotic or love your country, we just have
to have our priorities straight. We serve God first
and that is where we place our loyalty. Also, if there
comes a time where we have to choose our faith or
our country we need to be ready to choose God over
Just a reminder to laugh with your children.
They laugh so much easier than we do, so ask them
to teach you how to laugh.
Till next time,
Kimberly M. Chastain