Today is National Hamburger Day, so let’s go grab a burger for lunch–you with me? How about a couple of fun facts? Did you know–burgers were inspired by a type of German dish of beef patty (but it didn’t have a bun), Hamburg is a city in Germany, which actually means that if you live in Hamburg, you’re a Hamburger… nice. More facts–the average American eats burgers three times a week, a place in Michigan sells a burger that weighs 338 pounds, and McDonalds sells 75 burgers every second.
A good burger really comes down to quality of the meat–even if you put all kinds of toppings on it, if it’s low-quality meat, it’s not going to be a great burger. Quality means to set the standard that other things are compared to–a degree of excellence. Are you setting a standard in the way you act?
Being a person of quality–what does that look like? It means you don’t change your actions, your words, or your morals for other people. You stay truthful, hard-working, honest, kind, and considerate–whether people notice or not, but also, it doesn’t matter who it is. You don’t become mean when you’re goofing off with your buddies, you don’t become disrespectful to look cool in front of your friends. Set the standard and stick to it.
12 Great blessings belong to those who are tempted and remain faithful! After they have proved their faith, God will give them the reward[a] of eternal life. God promised this to all people who love him.
James 1:12 (ERV)
Dear Jesus, forgive me for not staying true to my faith and myself. Forgive me for when I lie, act mean or disrespectful. Show me how to do better. Amen.