Doing All Things Well

And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

Mark 7:37

As Jesus went around during His earthly ministry, healing and helping, he astonished many people with the miracles He performed.  But something that people said about Him in this verse stuck out to me: “He hath done all things well…”

What a testimony!  Now, since they were speaking of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is obviously an understatement that “He hath done all things well.”  Everything He did was absolutely perfect.  Still, what a wonderful thing to have said about you.  As He is in everything, Jesus is our perfect example and we should be following Him and striving to emulate Him.  Could that be said about us today?  Could those around us say “He (or she) that done all things well?”

I doubt that any of us would say that yes, we have done all things well.  There are always things that we could be doing or not doing and there are always things that we could be doing better.  As long as we live in these bodies of flesh, there are going to be things on which we can improve.

Wouldn’t that be a powerful testimony to the Lord if we could even come close to that ideal: “He hath done all things well?”  Doing things well certainly honours the Lord, and that should be the main goal of our lives as Christians.  “Ecclesiastes 9:10a tells us “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.”  We are supposed to be following the example of Jesus Christ and doing our best at everything we do.

Are we “doing all things well” or do we have some work to do to get to that level?  That is a worthy goal for us to strive for: “He hath done all things well.”

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you for encouraging us to do our best for Him, to glorify Him! God bless you, Ben, and have a great weekend!

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