Friday, October 21, 2011

Doing the Impossible

Daniel 2:10 - 12

10 The astrologers answered the king, “There is no one on earth who can do what the king asks! No king, however great and mighty, has ever asked such a thing of any magician or enchanter or astrologer. 11 What the king asks is too difficult. No one can reveal it to the king except the gods, and they do not live among humans.”
 12 This made the king so angry and furious that he ordered the execution of all the wise men of Babylon. 13 So the decree was issued to put the wise men to death, and men were sent to look for Daniel and his friends to put them to death.

The demands placed on workers by unrelentless and selfish employers can sometimes get crazy!  Take King Nebuchadnezzar as an example.  He wants the wise men, magician, enchanter or astrologer to tell him what he dreamed without revealing any of it himself.  As most people would react, those around him, told him that it was impossible!  Of course, this made the king so angry he decided to put them all to death.  No one got a chance, no once was looked on any other way.  Unreasonable.  That's what I call it.  But that is the way of the boss, right?  I don't think it is always, but it does seem that sometimes the employer puts hard tasks on the employee.  In this day and age of downsizing-getting-more-work-for-less-time/pay, the crunch to do our best is always there, but sometimes hard to find.  But remember, Daniel was a level-headed young man who did not seem to let a lot of things excite him.

"...with God all things are possible."  Matthew 19:26b

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