#2180 – Your Position

Good morning people who get involved regardless of position

Nehemiah 3:14-16 (NIV) The Dung Gate was repaired by Malkijah son of Rekab, ruler of the district of Beth Hakkerem. He rebuilt it and put its doors with their bolts and bars in place. The Fountain Gate was repaired by Shallun son of Kol-Hozeh, ruler of the district of Mizpah. He rebuilt it, roofing it over and putting its doors and bolts and bars in place. He also repaired the wall of the Pool of Siloam, by the Kings Garden, as far as the steps going down from the City of David. Beyond him, Nehemiah son of Azbuk, ruler of a half-district of Beth Zur, made repairs up to a point opposite the tombs of David, as far as the artificial pool and the House of the Heroes.

Besides noticing the unsavoury name of the first Gate mentioned here, I noticed an important spiritual principle as well. Here it is:

Don’t let your position of authority stop you from serving in something God is doing.

In this passage, I noticed that many rulers of districts got involved in repairing the walls and gates. Surely they should stick to leading? No, they rolled up their sleeves and got involved.

A man I know who greatly models this is Vernon Clark. Vernon was the Principal of three Christian Schools. He was one of the busiest men I know and he had a prestigious and influential position. Yet I always saw him serving at church. He helped with set-up and pack-up, putting out chairs and setting up desks. Vernon modelled something: the House of God is important and I will do what I can for the glory of God.

“How lightly do you wear your position of leadership? Do you meet a need when you see a need?”

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