When did mankind decide that certain jobs are decent and others not? This mindset must surely be that of the Satan, who thrives on dividing mankind by any means.
No! To God who said: "By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food” (Gen.3:19), every human being, no matter in which position they serve the human ecology, has a decent job. The engineer's job is as vital as that of the garbage collector. Don't look down on others, because God will look down on you. What is needed is for everybody to earn a decent WAGE and the respect of their fellow humans.
The most important commandment begin with: "Hear, O Israel... (Mar.12:28-29) Yet, this urgent plea to "hear" fell on deaf Jewish ears. Jesus said: "For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears..." (Mat.13:15)
Let's test OUR hearing: Do we listen to answer, or to understand? Do we interject a speaker? Do we hum with the choir annoying others who want to hear? Do we fumble during the sermon? If yes, we have impaired hearing. Remember: "faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ." (Rom.10:17)
The Old Testament guarded jealously and mercilessly (Ex.20:5) over the Children of Israel. But then a New Testament was written with the Blood of Jesus Christ and endorsed by His Resurrection.
We are redeemed! Let us "Stand firm, then, and not be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." (Gal.5:1) Our freedom in Christ demand that we cannot be slaves of Sin, of the Old Testament, of Religion! In thankfulness we can only submit to that Love of which Jesus is the Manifestation and our generosity in worship, service, freewill offering etc., the Representation.
Ponder this: Who is my Master? Apostle Peter states categorically: “people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.” (2Pet.2:19)
THE GOOD: Mastered by God. They are the Good Samaritans, Gospel slaves, Children of the Kingdom of Heaven! The "victorious" (Rev.21:7)
THE BAD: Mastered by Satan and are slaves to Apathy, the "goats, condemned to eternal punishment" Mat.25:31-46!
THE UGLY: Mastered by the Devil and are slaves to Evil, "consigned to the second death" (Rev.21:8)
Sorry, but you cannot ponder forever: CHOOSE YOUR MASTER!
Death - Humanity's Enemy #1 and the most lethal terrorist that was ever let loose upon the face of the earth. However, God who has the earth in His hands, also has Death on a leash.
The day when Death's fangs kissed the heel of Jesus it lost its sting and the smile of victory was wiped off its face (1Cor.15:55) To His followers Jesus gave a special Promise with regard to Death: "The one who believes in me will live, even though they die" (Joh.11:25)So, when Children of the Gospel enters "The last mile of the Way" they can sing a lullaby to Death.
In 1968 the price of a barrel OPEC crude was $1.32 and 50 years later it increased more than 50 times to about $70 a barrel. In the same time the price of gold rose 30 times from $43 to $1290 a fine ounce!
These skyrockets took everything else with them up to a "Big Bang" that's bound to happen soon. Yes, the price of everything went up, except for the Blood of Jesus that has never lost its Power and can never be devalued. The Bible says "it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed...but with the precious blood of Christ..." (1Pet.1:18-19)