And now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the Lord's commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?
Deuteronomy 10:12-13, NIV
In this time when many are unemployed and others fear their job security, it still doesn't hurt to think about our jobs. When you are working for someone they have expectations about what you are supposed to be doing in your job. In some cases you might be provided a specific job description that includes tasks that you are expected to perform and responsibilities that might fall into your hands. Your employer may rate how you do and give periodic assessments and job reviews. You may be rewarded for good performance and you might lose your job if you are not doing what you were hired to do.
Fortunately, God is not going to fire us. But I think it is important to do a self-evaluation--have you really accepted the job that God has offered you. To be a servant of God his followers have been given a job description that is clearly stated in Deuteronomy 10:12-13. Further study explains the decrees that God wants us to follow. When we move to the New Testament, the New Law under Jesus Christ is revealed to us. We should study all of the laws because they were given for a reason.
The most important parts of this job description remain for each of us. Examine your life and see if you are honoring and loving God as you should, if you are walking in His ways, and serving and obeying him. If you are not then He is not number one in your life. Strive to be God's best servant.
If you love me, you will obey what I command.
John 14:15 (NIV)