Text for Tuesday March 12th

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    Tuesday, March 12


    Wisdom is with the modest ones.
    —Prov. 11:2.

    Before choosing a course of action,we need to ask ourselves, ‘Is this my decision to make?’ Parents may grant their children the
    opportunity to make some decisions,but children should not just assume such authority. (Col.3:20) Wives and mothers have
    a measure of authority within the family but do well to recognize the headship of their husbands. (Prov. 1:8; 31:10-18;Eph. 5:23)

    Likewise, husbands need to
    recognize that their authority is limited and that they are subject to Christ.
    (1 Cor. 11:3) Elders
    make decisions that affect the congregation. However, they make sure that they “do not go beyond the things that are writtenâ€￾
    in God’s Word. (1 Cor. 4:6) They also follow closely the direction they receive from the faithful slave. (Matt. 24:45-47)

    We can
    save ourselves and others much anxiety and grief if we modestly make decisions only when we have been granted the authority to do so. w11 4/15 2:10, 11

     
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    I'm a single sister so when I read material like this, in my mind, I think of it in terms of having a role in the workplace. The people I answer to have greater responsibility than I do and have to make weightier decisions. My own role allows me to make a number of decisions and are made within the boundaries of that role.

    Additionally, I don't need to be concerned about getting the "pink slip" simply because I said something that the supervisor and the manager disagreed with, or if I put forward a suggestion on how a situation could be handled differently.

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