Vonette Bright

World-class consulting firms, Fortune 500 companies, family empires.  These are the plans of Harvard Business School’s best graduates.


Steve, a Christian, earned top honors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  But while working toward an MBA at Harvard University, he became keenly aware of the emptiness of worldly success.


As the last speaker at a banquet with his peers, Steve told of his plans after graduation.  He said, “I’m joining the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ.”  Silence filled the room.  Graduating from the mecca of capitalism only to work for a nonprofit organization was unheard of.


This gentleman is Steve Douglass.  Today, he is the newly inducted president of Campus Crusade for Christ.  His ministry of more than thirty years has influenced thousands for Christ.


In Luke 16, Jesus says, “No servant can serve two masters.  Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and Money” (v. 13).  Steve had a choice.  He could let his life be led by the pursuit of material wealth, which he very likely would have gained, or he could let his life be led by his Master, which held no guarantee of material wealth but guaranteed peace and satisfaction. Steve chose the latter.


What choice have you made?  What is your greatest priority?  When we are making decisions in life, we often face two distinct paths.  One is the path of worldly riches and accolades.  The other is the path of heavenly riches and eternal life.  One will provide temporary fulfillment and the other will bless with abundant life.


Oh, friend, reconsider the value of wealth and worldly success.  In whatever you do, choose today to serve Christ.  Someday you will hear Christ say, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”


Prayer for Today:  “Almighty God, You are the Great Provider.  You will sustain all my needs.  Help me to choose the path of righteousness in all that I do.  May Your Holy Spirit guide me and direct me.  In Your Son’s holy name, amen.”


His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!  You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.  Come and share your master’s happiness!  Matthew 25:21


By Vonette Bright


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