SERVE GOD WITH EXCELLENCE
This matter of serving God with excellence is at the heart of our commitment to God. When I speak to our youth, I tell them to strive for excellence academically, socially, and spiritually. That’s not only true for our youth, but it’s true for all of us. Unfortunately, many of us serve God half-heartedly, without much enthusiasm, zeal or effort. I remember a song titled “99 1/2 Won’t Do.” Every day we should strive to give God our very best for he has given us so much more. He deserves our highest praise, and we should serve Him with excellence. In Proverbs 22:29, we find these words:
“Do you see any truly competent workers? They will serve kings rather than working for ordinary people.”
Throughout this chapter, the writer speaks about excellence. He speaks about those who honor God in ways that give him glory, honor, and praise. He speaks about those who will serve with excellence. He does not want to give God anything less than the best. When you get a chance, read this entire chapter. We should apply the wise instructions that he gives to our daily lives. Then let us all make sure that we always give God our highest praise and serve Him with excellence!