Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. (Ecclesiastes 9:10)
Today's Morsel: This scripture is also spoken by the apostle Paul to the church at Colossi. He told them, "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ" (Colossians 3:23-24). Therefore, being told by the wisest man in the world, King Solomon, and probably the best preacher in the world, Paul, how much effort and energy do you put into what you are doing or what is being asked of you to do? What kind of job is your employer receiving from you? Are you taking shortcuts because you are lazy? Are you shirking your responsibilities because it's not your business? Are you doing just enough to keep you from getting fired? Usually the people who are let go from a job first are those who have done nothing before their employer or supervisor that would make that supervisor go to bat for them when there is a need to cut people or reduce employees. Ask yourself, if the place you worked was yours, what kind of productivity would you want from your workers? Are you giving that type of productivity? Jesus told us that we should do unto others as we would have them do unto us. Every job or task that you are given should receive your very best. You really do feel good about yourself when you have given it your best.
Sing: Lord, prepare me, to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true; with thanks giving, I'll be a living, sanctuary for You.