Monday, March 28, 2011

Mon., 3/28/11 Devotion (Ex. 39:43)

Today's encouragement comes from Exodus 39:43, where we read these words:

"Then Moses looked over all the work, and indeed they had done it; as the LORD had commanded, just so they had done it. And Moses bles-
sed them."

This verse (above) reminds me of what God did after He created the world: He leaned back (as it were), observed what He had fashioned, and said, "It is good," (in Gen. 1:31). Here, in the Exodus passage, Moses looks over the work the Israelite artisans had done in creating the garments of ministry, etc., and he (Moses) is very pleased.

Let us this week seek, by grace, to create some masterpieces for Christ--by doing our labors heartily as unto the Lord. Excellence is a fruit of faith. It starts in church on Sunday, but it works its way out into everything the churchman does throughout the six days of labor.

[Puritan quote of the day: "Another great performance of Providence for the people of God respects the place and time of their birth."
--John Flavel, in, "The Providence of God"]