The workers labored faithfully. Over them to direct them were Jahath and Obadiah, Levites descended from Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, descended from Kohath. 2 Chronicles 34:12
Work is something that nearly everyone has to do. While most people work for a paycheck, everyone does work. Some work without a paycheck taking care of their home or just finding food and shelter for themselves and possibly other family members. Some people work physically demanding jobs, while others work jobs that are mentally or emotionally demanding.
Regardless of what the job is or how easy or difficult it is, all jobs require doing it well.
Josiah had appointed the Levites to get the temple rebuilt. The workers worked faithfully under the leadership of various Levites.
In every workplace there are many different types of workers with many different types of jobs to be done. Some workers need to be pushed to get the job done, while others take the initiative to get it done on their own. Some need to be checked in on a regular basis to verify that they are doing the job correctly, while others don’t need to be watched as closely knowing that the job will be done. All of these types of workers can be found in the secular workplace as well as in the church.
Those who need to be watched closely are workers who are not working faithfully. No one should have to look over the shoulder of a believer to ensure the work is being done correctly. Everything that they do should be done as unto the Lord, faithfully with the best of their abilities.
In the end God is looking for servants who have done the work given them faithfully so that He can tell them that they did well.
Every day you have a job to do whether it is a paid or volunteer job. You have a choice as to how well you do that job.
Do not allow yourself to skip corners and cheat the system doing only a bare minimum or less than satisfactory job. Put your best effort into everything that you do. God has only given you His best efforts and nothing less, do the same for Him and others. Be faithful in your work, whether it is a little work or a lot of work. The world is watching, and God is watching.
Are you a faithful worker?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the work God has for you to do; that you will do all work as unto God; that you will be found faithful by God in everything given to you to do; and that the world will see Jesus in your work.