December 1

A Thought: Giving God your best.

In 2 Chronicles 2, Solomon finds himself in a predicament. In 2 Chronicles 2:6 he asks, “Who is able to build a temple for him, since the heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain him? Who then am I to build a temple for him?” Solomon knew, deep down in his heart, that his most excellent effort, would not come close to capturing the excellence of his God. But did that stop him? No! He wrote to King Hiram saying, “Send me, therefore, a man skilled to work in gold and silver, bronze and iron, and in purple, crimson and blue yarn, and experienced in the art of engraving. Send me also cedar and pine from Lebanon… My men will work with me… because the temple I build must be large and magnificent. You see, for Solomon, God was worthy of nothing less than his most excellent effort. Excellence for an excellent God. Excellence honors God.Your work is a blessing from God. Honor Him through it. Have a great week!

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