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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Excellence

Psalm 33:3 challenged me this morning; especially the second half of the verse.  The psalmist exhorts his readers to play skillfully.  That assumes several things.  One obvious assumption is skill.  Skill does not happen spontaneously.  It is developed.  It takes dedication and practice to become skillful at something that you do.  All of us are skillful at something.  We all developed that skill over years of practice.
What do we give to God?  Thougths at DTTB.
Here the psalmist is telling one with musical skill to offer that to God as praise.  That got me to thinking.  The psalmist is exhorting excellence in what the musician presents as praise to God.  I wonder, should not all of us present our skill, whatever it may be to God as an act of worship?

As the creator and sustainer of the universe He deserves the best of what we are.  After all, He created us and gave us the talent we have.  If we are making a presentation for our work, we give it all that we have.  Shouldn't we approach assignments like teaching a Sunday school class or leading a Bible study, or meeting one on one to encourage another believer the same way?

Sometimes I have felt like mailing it in, just coasting through the assignment.  After all it is only church.

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