“Survival of the fittest” may be an earthly principle, but it doesn’t fit into God’s economy. God calls us to be the rancher on those plains of snow, intervening to aid the weak and the meek even as we carry on in the places where He puts us. That’s as true in Nigeria as it is in Malaysia or the United States or the United Kingdom.
We can do better than the pecking order of cattle. We can do better because God calls us not to be leaders but servants, not to be winners but witnesses, not to be takers but givers, not to be exploiters but care-givers.
The call of Christ for workers is a call to service to something bigger than self. It is often a call to sacrifice. It is a call to swim against the stream of culture, swim against “the natural order of things”, whatever that natural order may be where we live and work.
In fact, perhaps the single biggest measure of a worker is how we treat those who need our service.
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. (James 1:27)
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)
Those of us resting under the grace of Jesus Christ are citizens of the Kingdom of God, and the principles of that Kingdom are universally applicable, wherever He places us here on earth.
Re-posted from Brentwood Baptist Church…