Moreover the old gate repaired Jehoiada the son of Paseah, and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah; they laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, and the locks thereof, and the bars thereof. And next unto them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, unto the throne of the governor on this side the river. – Nehemiah 3:6-7
Not much is known about the families and tribes that worked on this portion of the wall. They are blessed to be among the AYV’s of this reconstruction. These Anonymous Yet Vital children of God did the work for the glory of God and the edification of Israel. And they did it to the smallest detail; from the beams, to the doors, to the locks, and to the bars. They didn’t start the work and then leave off when they got bored or it got difficult. They finished their jobs and they finished them to the smallest detail.
Consider what detail God used in the flowers of the field. Jesus taught us that our Heavenly Father cares that much about the details of our lives as well. Should we not, then, dedicate as much attention to detail in our labors for the Lord in church?
He gave His only begotten Son for us. We owe Him our lives. We owe Him more than just Sunday and occasionally on Wednesday. We owe Him every word, deed, step, dollar, and breath. And not only that, we owe Him a joyful and thankful countenance as we serve in His kingdom.