Thursday, 20 October 2011

Do it right

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.  - Ecclesiastes 9v10

Ecclesiastes can be a bit confusing. There are a lot of comments about the emptiness of life mixed in with some good practical advice. This is one of those good bits of practical advice that came as a result of Solomon’s search for the meaning of life.

Solomon is saying, to put it in everyday terms. ‘If you have anything to do, you might as well do the best you can because the day is coming when you won’t be able to any of the things you need to get done.’

Solomon is not the only one who sees this. We are told later to ‘work while it is day, for the day comes when no man can work.’ We all told that whether we eat or drink or whatever we do we are to do it to the glory of God.

I think everybody’s dads shared some of the great old adages. A lot of those, though not expressed that way, are Bible based. One of my dad’s was the classic ‘If a job is worth doing it is worth doing right.’

Whatever we have to do today, let’s do it right. Let’s do it with all our might. Let’s do it to the glory of God. 

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