And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men. Colossians 3:23
A man recruited a group of friends from his church to help him paint his two-story house. There was a small section of trim on the upper level that was hard to get to and which couldn’t be seen from the ground. So the fellow on the ladder called down, “Do we need to paint that little piece of trim?”
The owner said, “Yes.”
“But no one can see it,” the man on the ladder protested.
“God can see it,” came the answer. The trim was painted.
The answer reflected the heart of Colossians 3:23: Paint your own house as if you are painting God’s house. If we cut corners in our own life, we are admitting that we might think it’s okay to cut corners when serving God. From the days of the Exodus on, Israelites were taught to bring God their very best as sacrifices. An animal “without blemish” is mentioned 44 times in the Old Testament in order to drive home the point. God deserves our very best.
Whatever you do today, do it as if you are working, cooking, driving, playing, or serving God Himself—for truly you are.
Live your best, act your best, and think your best each day, for there may be no tomorrows. Unknown
Work – Colossians 3:23