And Laban said to him, “Please stay, if I have found favor in your eyes, for I have learned by experience that the Lord has blessed me for your sake. “Then he said, “Name me your wages, and I will give it.” So, Jacob said to him, “You know how I have served you and how your livestock has been with me. For what you had before I came was little, and it has increased to a great amount; the Lord has blessed you since my coming. And now, when shall I also provide for my own house?” – Genesis 30: 27–30 NKJV
Laban, who was Jacob’s uncle, father- in-law and employer had hired Jacob to work for him for 14 years – years that happened to be extended due to Laban’s trickery. But there was something profound to note about Laban’s intensions to keep Jacob even a bit longer. First, he enjoyed favor and blessings from God because of Jacob’s presence and became exceptionally rich as a result of Jacob’s service to him. Which means Jacob rendered excellent service.
You must give the best of your service to everyone, whether the person is good or otherwise, they are still an extension of God and deserve your best. Jacob knew this and didn’t give sub-standard service to his cunning uncle. He never worked a day with a false sense of entitlement and was diligent in all his dealings. Just like Jacob, no matter where you find yourself and whatever type of service you render, give your best. Let your name be known by the quality of your service.
Have a fruitful day.
Confession: I am diligent in all my dealings and business. I commit to giving only excellent service to everyone I meet at all times in Jesus name, Amen.