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Psalms 123-125, 1 Corinthians 10:1-18 • Key Verse: Psalm 123:2

There probably has been a time when you could not get the attention of your waiter or waitress at a restaurant. Maybe you needed another napkin or wanted a refill of your coffee or just wanted the check. You probably began with a slight wave of the hand, not wanting to be too distracting to others. Then your hand started moving a little higher in hopes of catching the eye. Finally, you wave like you’re waving to a friend on the other side of the stadium!

Some members of the wait staff seem to catch the slightest signal. A glance into your coffee cup and they are there anticipating that you are about to ask for a refill. Your child spills his drink and before you signal the need for an additional napkin, they arrive at your table with an ample supply. They are more observant than an auctioneer who can catch a bid off the raising of an eyebrow.

Today’s key verse reminds me of these waiters: “As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master . . .” They watch, wanting to serve well, trying to please, anticipating what they should do next:

However, this verse isn’t about others, but about us “. . . so our eyes look to the Lord our God.” It isn’t about what we should expect when we go out to eat but how we should live as the servants of God. The slightest indication of what He desires should be sufficient to catch our attention.

Does God have to “wave big to catch your attention, or are you attentive to His signals? Pray that today you will be more aware of what He wills so you can serve Him better.

Woodrow Kroll & Tony Beckett

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