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"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might."
- Ecc. 9:10
 
This proverb of Solomon is sometimes stated another way: If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing right."
 
When I was a little girl I lived with my grandparents and my grandfather was a retired Pastor from the early 1900's, inventor and a carpenter with skillful precision. I loved to watch him while he worked in his shop in the basement. Watching him one day I ask him why it took him so long to finish the project. He said, "I learned long ago that speed should always be secondary to quality workmanship and years from now when I'm gone and people inspect what . . .

"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might."
- Ecc. 9:10
 
This proverb of Solomon is sometimes stated another way: If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing right."
 
When I was a little girl I lived with my grandparents and my grandfather was a retired Pastor from the early 1900's, inventor and a carpenter with skillful precision. I loved to watch him while he worked in his shop in the basement. Watching him one day I ask him why it took him so long to finish the project. He said, "I learned long ago that speed should always be secondary to quality workmanship and years from now when I'm gone and people inspect what I'm building today, no one will ask, 'How long did this project take him?' Instead, they'll ask, 'Who made this?'"
 
I have never forgotten those words. They have reminded me many times that as Christians, we of all people should always do our best in any endeavor. Since Christ is our Master, the quality of our work reflects both on our character and on our relationship to Him.
 
No matter what our task may be, we can leave a trace of imperishable beauty and worth on everything we accomplish. To do so, we must be industrious and dedicate ourselves completely to God. Today, "whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might."
 
To the work, to the work, we are servants of God,
Let us follow the path that our Master has trod;
With the balm of His counsel or strength to renew,
Let us do with our might what our hands find to do.
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - It's not the number of hours you put in, but what you put in the hours that counts. 

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