One of our core values at United is that everything should be done with excellence. I was reminded of this again recently as I read Solomon’s words as he was building the temple in 2 Chronicles 2:5.
“The temple I am going to build will be great, because our God is greater
than all other gods.”
In our day and time, the other gods are music, movies, money, etc. So our music shouldn’t be as good as MTV’s, it should be better. Our videos shouldn’t be as good as Hollywood’s, but better. The same could be said of our systems…we should be better than any Fortune 500 company out there.
Now obviously they have a lot more money than we do, so that’s why excellence doesn’t have so much to do with perfection, or how big it is, or how expensive it is, but rather are we doing the very best with what we’ve got. You see our God is greater than any of those little gods that the world tempts us with, so He deserves nothing less than our very best. So the reason we do United with excellence is its our statement to Chambersburg and beyond that our God is excellent and what we do isn’t merely as show, but as an act of worship to our awesome God.