SUNDAY PREVIEW: Are You a Debtor or a Diva?
In Chapter 1 of the book of Job we read these words:
20 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21 He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” 22 Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God (Job 1:20-22).
Job was a man who had it all, then lost it all. Yet, his first reaction to losing his children and his wealth was to fall on his knees and on his face and worship God. Job may be an extreme example, but he’s a great example nonetheless. If God were all you had, would that be enough? Satan had accused Job of being “hedged in.” He believed that the only reason Job was blameless and upright, the only reason he served God, was because he was so blessed. Satan reasoned that if Job were to lose it all, he’d drop God like a bad habit. I’m afraid that there are many Christians who “hedged in,” and only serve God for that reason. Sadly, many have placed more emphasis on the blessings than on the BLESSER.
Are you a diva or a debtor? A diva feels entitled. A diva thinks he/she deserves certain things, and will stop at nothing to get them. They’re typically rude, arrogant, and high-maintenance. Divas are self-serving and self-promoting. They only consider themselves. Humble, reserved, and gracious are not words you would typically use to define a diva. A debtor, on the other hand, is one who owes something to someone. A debtor is what we are as Christians. God owes us nothing. We are the bond-servant, not the master. Without the Master we would have nothing. Although we have been blessed in many ways, we don’t deserve any of it. We are not entitled to anything. We can never put God into our debt. We will always owe Him. Divas expect God to bless them, but debtors seek to bless God.
Is God enough? If you had nothing except God, could you be satisfied?