Daily Service

2 Chronicles 8:14
And he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the courses of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise and minister before the priests, as the duty of every day required: the porters also by their courses at every gate: for so had David the man of God commanded.

The service at the temple was a daily thing.  There were sacrifices and other duties to attend to.  And there were certain people appointed to accomplish all of those things.  They were to do their duty required every day.  And what more can we do than that?  We are simply to remain faithful day by day to the tasks at hand.  We have our place in our family, in our work, and in the work of God.  We have duties that are appointed to us by our Lord to accomplish each day.  We don’t have to do more than the day’s work, but we should not be slack in our duties, either.

First of all, let’s be faithful in our time with God.  David had appointed a group of people specifically to praise God, to make a joyful noise unto the Lord and serve Him through music and song.  Each day we can worship God, thank Him and praise Him, study His Word, and engage with Him in prayer.  It should be something we make time for every day.  And then we are faithful in ministering.  We serve our boss and co-workers.  We serve our family.  We serve our church, our friends, our community.  We do all of the things that God has commanded us to do.

So may we be faithful to our place, our role, and our tasks in whatever realm of our lives they fall, and may we do them as unto the Lord.  Every part of our day holds opportunities to honor God, to serve Him and others in some way.  We are to live with integrity in all we do.  We are to be committed and put our whole heart into what we do, focusing on the God we serve.

May we be willing to give our all for God in all that each day requires.  Not every day is a feast day or a celebration or a victory in battle.  But we can be faithful in the everyday tasks.  We can serve in ways that may seem ordinary.  We can live our lives with an attitude of ministering in all that we do.  We have an appointed time to live, appointed tasks to complete, and an opportunity to live each day to its fullest as we live each day for our Lord.

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