Why no task is menial

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.— 1 Corinthians 10:31

A tourist was visiting Italy years ago and decided to take a tour of several old churches. He came across one that was undergoing major renovations. Much of it had been demolished, and was in the process of being rebuilt.

He walked up to three of the masons who were working on the church. In his best Italian, he asked them, “Can you tell me what you are doing?”

The first mason told him, “Yes! I’m cutting stone.”

The second smiled and said, “I’m making 1,000 lire a day.”

The third joyfully exclaimed, “I’m building a beautiful church!”

It’s amazing what a difference perspective makes. Many Christians think of their quiet time as just “reading the Bible,” when actually they’re learning what it means to walk more closely with Jesus. It’s a totally different perspective!

Nothing is menial in God’s Kingdom. Every task we accomplish ultimately points to a greater purpose. So whether you’re reading your Bible, talking with a friend, or praying, remember that you’re doing much more than a simple task. You’re serving the Most High God!

Prayer Challenge

Pray and ask God to help you glorify Him even in your daily routine.

Questions for Thought

What are some tasks you sometimes find menial that really point to a higher purpose?

How can you change your perspective on your daily routine so you can better see God’s plan in it?