Let What You Do Mirror the God you Serve

Daily Devotional

2 Chronicles 2:5 And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods.

What is the image of God that you are portraying to others when you do what you do? He is great so show him as such.

After he was established as King of Israel, King Solomon had the intent to build a temple and a palace where he would reside, so he wrote to Huram the King of Tyre asking him to send him skilled labourers and timber. In his letter to King Huram, he started by announcing his vision of building a great temple and the reason he put forward this intent was that God was great above all gods. Simply put Solomon wanted to build a temple that would represent the greatness and magnificence of the God he served.

There are two  things that we can learn here from Solomon. The first is that we must do things with the right motives. Solomon was building the temple and the palace not to get praise from men. He was doing it so that God would be glorified. That should be your true motive everytime. The second lesson that we can draw from this experience of Solomon is that whatever we do, it  should reflect the greatness of the God that we serve. When you are asked to do anything, don’t do it ordinary, because that is not who he is. Instead go all out to do what you do with only the highest level of excellence.

If in the past how you have operated has not been a good reflection of the greatness of the God you serve, it is not too late to turn a new leaf. For many their view of God will be based on how well you represent him here on earth as an ambassador and not necessarily what the scripture says.  Since he is great, make it your purpose to make him look great by how you choose to do what you do.

Life Application: Reflect on how you have been operating and where necessary change your action to project him as a great God.

Prayer: Lord, I lift you high and place you above all else. I will exalt you on earth so that men will see your goodness and glorify you. In Jesus name, amen.

Published by Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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