That you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.
It’s God’s Will For You To Achieve Excellence.
There’s more to being a Christian than just going to heaven. There is the dimension of adding to your faith excellence and being all you can be by the grace of God.
There’s an appalling lack of excellence in America. Our industrial leadership has been lost because we have abandoned our commitment to excellence. Our schools are producing graduates who can’t read, can’t write and can’t spell, because excellence is no longer our goal. If a foreign government had done to our educational system what America’s educators have done, we would consider it an act of war.
There’s an appalling lack of excellence in moral standards. We have gone from love to lust. We have gone from covenant to convenience. We have gone from fidelity to fornication. It’s time for America to return to the excellence of the word of God in preserving and protecting family values.
If you try to witness to your neighbor across the fence while your unmowed yard is filled with junk and trash, do God a favor and tell your neighbor you’re an atheist! Don’t tell them you’re with God, because junk and trash are not what God is all about. Paul said in Colossians 3, “Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus” (v. 17) and “Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men” (v. 23). “Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). The message is this: either do it with excellence or don’t do it at all.
Source: 12 Sunday Mornings—Volume 2