He gave them these orders: “You must serve faithfully and wholeheartedly in the fear of the LORD.” 2 Chronicles 19:9
As king, Jehoshaphat appointed various men to be judges in different parts of the nation. He also appointed the Levite priests to administer the law of God among the people. They were to work at settling disputes brought to them by the people. One of the orders he gave them was to serve faithfully and wholeheartedly in the fear of God. As they served they were to do it knowing God is watching them.
In ever workplace there are some people who choose to try and cut as many corners as possible in their work. When the boss is around, they will tend to work a little harder than when the boss is absent.
When no one is watching, it becomes very easy for a person to slack off on the work, or to cheat the system. It is then, that many people start taking money or things from the workplace, or cheating others out on what is rightfully theirs to make a personal gain. Others that are in leadership positions, will work the workers at an unnecessary level, just because of their position.
This can happen in the church as well. A person may lead a Sunday school class, but not really study for the lesson or put his heart into it. Others may use their position to shame another into doing something for the church.
Paul had said that whatever you do, do it as unto the Lord. Everything that you do is to be done faithfully and with your whole heart as if you were doing it directly for God.
Do not do things like the world does, unfaithful and as though God was not in control. Put your heart into your work, knowing that God is watching you at all times. He sees everything that you do and do not do. Everything that you have and can do is because God has given you it or given you the ability to do it.
Now serve faithfully and wholeheartedly for Him.
I pray today that you will know what God has given you to do; that you will work as though working for God; that you will serve faithfully in every area of your life; and that you will put God first in every area of your life.