th (12)Moses inspected the work and saw that they had done it just as the Lord had commanded. So Moses blessed them. Exodus 39:43 NIV

Some people love to make their beds as soon as they get up in the morning. Others think they should leave it ready to quickly jump back in later that night. Neither side can understand why such a simple task is not completed the same way. I read one person’s reasoning for making the bed that seemed to lean the argument in one direction. Making the bed starts the day by completing fully one simple task. Then the day is ready to be tackled.

Moses outlined a pattern for the building of the tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant, all the altar elements and decorations inside the temple and the clothing for the priests. There were no pictures or diagrams to follow outside of Moses’ instructions. 

God had placed creativity inside several artisan craftsmen who coordinated all of the work of sewing and molding. At some point they finished and asked Moses to inspect their work. Moses agreed that they had completed the project as the Lord had instructed and then he blessed them.

There is a blessing for completing task 

  • Moses inspected the work. One old adage comes to mind. “If a job is worth doing, it is worth doing right.” It is right and normal that your work should be inspected. 
    • As a teen, I was standing nearby when the owner of the chicken farm where I was working told our foreman to clean a certain spot. I heard him say “yes sir”. Later he found me and said, “I want you to clean this area.” Outwardly, I said “yes sir”. Then I started thinking, the owner asked him, not me. (I am not saying this is right thinking – it wasn’t). If he has said, the boss asked me to clean this up and I need you to do it, that would have made more sense. Anyway, I did not do a thorough job on purpose. The foreman got reprimanded. Then I got an earful of reprimand. The work was inspected and failed the test.
    • Are there some tasks that you are letting slide and not completing to the best of your ability?
    • Why would you be afraid of inspection?
    • Your boss is not the bad guy just trying to make life difficult. Everyone has an inspector…it could be the consumer that you will never meet, but they expect it to be done right.
  • They completed the work as the Lord had instructed
    • There is a blessing for completion.
      • Some like making list – while others go with the flow. Experts say making short list of no more than 5 doable tasks a day end up completing them.  In other words don’t spend a lot of time making elaborate list. Write down 3-5 things to accomplish or at least move the ball forward and do them.
      • What tasks have you been putting off that could go on that short tasks list today?
      • Would you be satisfied completing that list?
      • Is there a thing you have to buy or do before completing that task? Add it to the list and get the item. Then work on the “to do” on tomorrow’s list
  • Moses blessed them
    • It is important to bless those who complete tasks. Some blessing comes with a reward or a bonus in work. Sometimes the completion is the expectation of the job…so it is within your regular paycheck.
    • With your family give blessings also. Verbally praise the completion to the person and in front of the rest of the family. If there was incentive for the child, don’t delay in giving the reward. We all typically move toward praise, so make sure your child knows that you approve.
  • One thought – Love is unconditional – work is inspected and not the other way around. Express love even when the work doesn’t meet your standard. But show that work will be inspected all of life. We do the best to please God and not man….but men have the right to inspect your work. So do the best that you are capable of.

May you be blessed today with the ability to complete tasks. Jesus mentioned the importance, when he said in the final interview, “well done, good and faithful servant.”

Blessings Love y’all