Moses did everything just as the Lord commanded him. (Ex 40:16)

Attention to detail. Michael thought it was important.

Michael is the mayor of a small town in South Carolina. What he does is out of the goodness of his heart. The town needed a facelift but had no revenue. Michael searched for grants and discovered a few, but someone had to write the proposals. He dove into the details and was rewarded with seed money. Meetings with contractors and town council members followed and finally yielded agreement.

Michael didn’t stop there. When the actual work began, he doubled his time at his job and overseeing the contractors, making sure all details of the facelift were completed on time and according to the prescribed guidelines.

Michael was like Moses. God gave Moses thorough instructions on how to construct the tabernacle, including what type of material to use and what elements and furniture to include in it. To Moses’ credit, he did everything just as God commanded, giving attention to even the smallest elements.

Details can be cumbersome and tiring, but they’re normally crucial to reaching the desired outcome. Spiritual excellence is important when serving God. Whether we sing in the choir, teach a class, empty the trash, or turn out the lights, the details are important—and so are those who complete them. We don’t serve for recognition, only to honor God. Even in the details God is present.

When God gives you a job, do it efficiently, correctly, and completely.

Martin Wiles loves using his writing to help others move further in their journey toward spiritual maturity.