Judges 11:5 “And it was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob:”

Judges 11:6 “And they said unto Jephthah, Come and be our captain, that we may fight with the children of Ammon.”

…From yesterday…

The third lesson I want us to learn here is this: men will only pay you for services rendered! The reason why men will part with their hard earned money and their “precious resources” is because of the value you can add to them.

The reason why you’re paid a salary is simply because of what you bring to the table. The more value you add to the company the higher your pay. Have you noticed that people don’t just pick you on the street and give you a fortune just because you exist? It may happen once in a thousand years but you and I know that it is not a common occurrence.

Even charity organizations have some set of rules you must obey and criteria to follow before they offer assistance. A sure way to get paid regularly without fail is when you constantly add value to people. Case study David:

1Samuel 17:25 “And the men of Israel said Have ye seen this man that is come up surely to defy Israel is he come up and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father’s house free in Israel.”

David translated within hours from been a local shepherd boy into a global champion and a multi-millionaire because he killed Goliath. The value you add determines the reward that comes to you.

Jephthah was summoned and was offered a leadership position because of the nature of the problem he can solve. The solution you carry determines your promotion. Jephthah was offered the position of a captain and eventually the leadership of Israel.

If you want more pay at the workplace or promotion don’t fight your boss or give bribes, increase your value and make yourself indispensable.

To be continued…

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