Colossians 3:23-24 from Jeff Beman

 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing
that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord
Christ." Colossians 3:23-24

At the beginning of World War II, the phrase "good enough for government work" meant that something could pass the most rigorous of standards, such as for government contracts for the war effort. Ironically, this same phrase has come to mean only that the work or product probably isn’t the best, but should pass minimum scrutiny, or even refer to shoddy and poorly executed work. A great many things get in the way of human excellence, such as carelessness, busyness, apathy, and laziness. But nothing gets in our way more than our willingness to accept merely “good enough”. If we can recognize superb craftsmanship and high quality work ourselves, surely our great and mighty God will notice whether that trait is present in us. To become constantly excellent in our personal lives means we need to be constantly vigilant! Are we doing our best in our work? In our chores? In our interactions with others? How about in
our faith and worship lives? Are we “excellent”? Or are we trying to be just “good enough”?
Heavenly Father, help us to be ever mindful of how we serve You in all that we
do. Amen.

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