Everything in Excellence
How the Quality of our Work Tells the World About Our God
Obviously this picture is getting a little out of control. I don't think that's what God is referring to when he tells us in Colossians 3:23 that whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men. The point of the passage is to make us aware for whom we are working. Whatever our labor is it should be done for the Lord which means it should always be done well. Not perfectionism but a constant striving for greatness that tells the world we are working for our Master who does all things well.
Philippians 2:14,15 says that we should do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world. We are to be light to the world and when our work and our attitude reflects our King it will shine brightly against the backdrop of a lost generation. When people ask why, we get to tell them about our King who is most excellent!
Soli Deo Gloria,