REASON #30 - Sunday School Is Important Because It Encourages People To Do Their Very Best For The Lord
Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two pennies. “I assure you,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.” (Luke 21:2-4)
When I was 18 years of age, I met a man who had a great impact on my life. It was in the summer after I graduated from high school and I was working part-time at a local radio station. At that time the station had a block of several religious programs early each morning and on Sunday afternoon. And, one of my jobs that summer was to work with local pastors who came into the station to record their programs.
During that summer there was a traveling evangelist who purchased programs on the station during the two weeks that he was in the area. This man’s approach was much, much different from that of most of the local preachers. Most of the local ministers were in and out of the station quite quickly…recording their programs right straight through, without stopping…whether they made any mistakes or not. But, this man was different. He wanted everything about his programs to be perfect. If he stumbled on a word, he wanted to go back and do it over. If music didn’t start exactly when he wanted, he asked to record it again.
Many people would probably have found this man to be a little too picky. But, as a young kid, fresh out of high school, I actually found his attention to details interesting and refreshing. Toward the end of the two weeks that he was there, I got up the nerve to ask him why he cared so much about every little detail and he answered me like this. He said, “Some people say that any old thing for God will surely be blessed, but I say, for my Lord, I will give only my best.”
Those words really stuck to me, and I have tried to follow them in all that I do, throughout my life. And, I hope that these are words that you might choose to live by, too. “Some people say that any old thing for God will surely be blessed, but I say, for my Lord, I will give only my best.”
Giving your best in all that you do for the Lord and in all situations of life is what being a true Christian…a true following of Christ…is all about. Jesus Christ gave his very best for you and he expects nothing less from each of us.
Question To Think About: Can you truly say that you strive to do your very best for God at all times?
Prayer Suggestion: Pray for God’s help to always do your best.
A Call To Action: Use your social media contacts to share a favorite Christian quote or Bible verse about always trying to do your best.