Today’s look in Proverbs is brief, and perhaps more personal than many of these posts. Looking at Proverbs 25:13, I cannot help but consider my role as a messenger for the Lord Jesus Christ.
First, am I faithful to the one who sent me? Do I bring refreshment to Him?
Second, do I faithfully relay the message or do I warp it for my own desires?
Third, do I focus more on the recipients of the message than I do on the sender? That is not to say audience awareness is unimportant—communication involves clearing the interference between sender and receiver-but is that my focus or is He my focus?
Fourth, am I satisfied if He finds me faithful or do I need to be found worthwhile by others?
Fifth, do I consider transmission of the message as the ultimate focus of my life or do I take side roads? There is a message to convey with word and deed. Does it consume me or do I stop for the scenery? I’m reminded of the Jules Verne novel Michael Strogoff, Or the Courier of the Czar, which focuses on a message courier who must eschew all diversions in the haste to deliver his master’s message.
May I be more hasty for my Master. He’s more important than czars, tsars, caesars, or stars.