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FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS

Exodus 39:42-43 “42 So the sons of Israel did all the work according to all that the Lord had commanded Moses. 43 And Moses examined all the work and behold, they had done it; just as the Lord had commanded, this they had done. So Moses blessed them.”

JOB WELL DONE

 Have you ever attempted to put something together without looking at the instructions? What happens?  Well, if you have never done this before, you usually revert back to the instructions.  Instructions are written for a reason.  They make the assembly easier (at least most of the time).  Following directions is easier than trying to wing it.

The craftsmen had followed all the Lord’s commandments as given by Moses.  They were diligent to get it right.  They knew they were working on something holy and sacred. They knew everything they did was a reflection of their love for their God.

TEACHING MOMENT

 How many times have you had to send your children back to their rooms to “reclean” it? This is exactly what I am talking about. We must teach our children that every task they do is a reflection of them and our Lord.  We must do our very best at everything we do since we are known by others as believers in Christ.

I had a boss once that said, “Holy shoddy is still shoddy.”  So true.  Excellence is expected.  Pride in our work is expected.  Show little Elrod how to do it right the first time.  Teach little Gertrude how excellence looks.  Then praise them for their work.  Moses blessed the workers when they had finished because they had followed directions and performed with excellence.  We should too.

Are you guilty of “half-way” doing your job?  Do you drag into work and drag along all day?  Refocus your attention to pleasing the Lord in your work.  By pleasing Him you will please your boss. Do your best at every task and see how He blesses.

Father, show me how to please You in every task. Show me how to honor You in my everyday tasks.

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