Whatever you do

Almost a tradesman of the past is the cobbler, the master boot-maker and shoe repairer. Harry, a famous theologian, had worked in his early years in a cobbler’s shop. It was his task to cut out the required shapes of cowhide, soak them in water, and then pound them before they could be nailed to the boot.

Across the road there was another cobbler’s shop. One day Harry went over to visit the man at work and noticed that he skipped the pounding process.  On questioning the man at work about this he was told, “It’s good for business. The boots come back quicker for mending.”

Harry puzzled over this and then asked his boss about it. Being a man of good character and one who endeavoured to live the Christian way of life the reply came, “What I do, I do my best. When I enter Heaven, I want to receive the ‘Well done, good and faithful servant’ as my reward.”

Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”

Benediction: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Cor. 13:14)