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Pay to Caeser what is due.

Well, that was the topic of the CG's discussion today. The main character for today's topic is Jacob, son of Isaac in the book of Genesis.

Genesis 30:27
But Laban said to him, "If I have found favor in your eyes, please stay. I have learned by divination that the LORD has blessed me because of you." 28He added, "Name your wages, and I will pay them."

Laban (who is Jacob's father-in-law) wanted Jacob to stay (as Jacob wanted to return to his own country, Canaan)
because Laban realized (oddly, by divination) that he, Laban was being blessed by God through the presence of the godly man Jacob.

This happens often: the ungodly blessed by God through the presence of the godly.
We see this all around us: the wayward son kept safe by God through the prayers of his godly mother, the worldly husband prospered by God through the prayers of his godly wife, the business enterprise rendered successful by God through the prayers of its godly employees.
And just like Laban, so often those who are blessed through the presence of the godly, do not turn to God themselves. Instead of yearning for the presence of God Himself, like Laban, they just desire the continued presence of the godly people through whom they are blessed by God. They do not desire to worship and obey God, but they want to partake in His blessings.

Therefore it is important that Christians do their best in whatever tasks that is given, that God can bless others through us. Because serving others well is our way of worshipping God, that God can bless us too.

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