Then I saw in heaven another significant event, and it was great and marvelous. Seven angels were holding the seven last plagues, which would bring God’s wrath to completion (Rev. 15:1, NLT).
When John the beloved received a revelation of the Christ, it was significant – so significant that the book that recorded the experience is still vitally useful to us till today. In that revelation, he saw many significant things in heaven. Whatever it is that our God does, He always makes it significant. I want to urge you, as a child of God, whatever it is that you do, make it significant. By doing that, you are following the example of God your Father, and you are following the example of our Lord Jesus Christ. It was said of Him that “He hath done all things well” (Mark 7:37).
Some people are very casual in their approach to life issues. They are sloppy. They are tardy. They are never committed to excellence. With this attitude God can hardly commit anything of signi cance into their hands.
Can you imagine if the prophets and the authors of the books of the Bible were nonchalant about their God-given assignments? The word God gave them would have been written with so much of human errors! God could trust them with His sacred word because He knew they were going to handle it with the right attitude that was necessary.
You do not have to wait until you are called upon to “write the Bible” or to preach or to do any of such ‘great’ things.
No! But rather, make whatever your hands nd to do signi cant. No matter how little it appears, do it in such a great
way that would turn that little thing into a great matter. After all, you do not know what God is going to make of it. Most of the authors of the books of the Bible did not know the signi cance of what they were doing. Luke, for example wrote his gospel and the book of Acts of the Apostles as follow-up letter to one convert – Theophilus! (Luke 1:1-4; Acts 1:1). But because he made it significant God made it of eternal significance!
This command of the Bible should dictate your work ethos!
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 (Eccl. 9:10). It is well with you.
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
FOR FURTHER STUDIES
Confession for Today:
The Spirit of wisdom and excellence is upon me. My works and life are significant.
- Give thanks to God for His word.
- Ask that God’s Spirit of diligence and exploits should rest upon you.
- Ask the Lord to make the work of your hands significant.
- Pray for your Pastor.
- Give thanks to God for answering your prayer.