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Looking in the Wrong Place

On the morning Christ arose from the dead, the angels who waited at the tomb asked the women who came to anoint Christ one simple question:

“Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive?”

Why not? It was the last place they saw Christ, as a corpse placed into the tomb.

“He isn’t here. He has risen!” Exactly what Christ told them he would do.

Grief overcame their memory. Christ told them he would rise again.

We do the same. We seek answers while living in this tension between life and death. We forget what we read; we forget his promises.

We have forgotten the wisdom of Proverbs 22: “Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.”

Wherever you are in your calling, you’re caught in the tension between the questions you’re asked by God and by angels, and the answers you seek from His word and His will.

Stop looking for respect, significance, and meaning from your peers or the marketplace. It’s like looking among the dead for someone who is alive.

Remember. You work for the Lord, not for men.

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