Glorious Little Tasks

A devotion on 1 Corinthians 10:31

Whether therefore you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
–1 Corinthians 10:31

Monty’s Good Burger is a tiny burger joint in downtown Los Angeles.

It serves only plant-based foods. While this may not sound appealing to many, at 11 pm on a Thursday evening, the line to order is often out the door. The flow of hungry customers is constant. It seems the whole city wants a bite of Monty’s glorious burgers.

Glorious things attract attention, especially God’s.

Few remember Bezalel or Oholiab today, but during Moses’ time, God Himself called them to lead in the building of the tabernacle. This beautiful dwelling place for God was to be built of wood plated in gold and walled in by linens embroidered with cherubim. Those who had honed their skills over the years, those who had taken the care to develop greatness with small tasks, were chosen. God Himself wanted their hands involved in His glorious house.

Luke 16:10 says, “He who is faithful in very little, is faithful also in much.”

Perhaps crafting healthy burgers or creating artistic masterpieces while in exile isn’t our forte, but we all have jobs we’ve been assigned, conversations we’ve been entrusted with, trips we’ve been directed to take.

Our honesty, our values, our attention to detail, matters. Those little tasks build us, readying us for those tabernacle-sized projects of tomorrow.

Prayer

Thank You, Lord, that I have jobs to do and the ability to do them. Please awaken a desire in me to do my best and bring You glory. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Reflection

What daily projects or interactions do I find most difficult to do my best? Which ones do I most enjoy?