Precision Work

When Solomon and Israel built the temple of God, they did this, “And the temple, when it was being built, was built with stone finished at the quarry, so that no hammer or chisel or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built” (1 Kings 6:7).
If you have ever made anything, whether a house, a birdhouse, a dress, or whatever, you can appreciate what they did. They had to take perfect measurements and make the perfect cuts at the quarry miles away, so that no work would be done on the stone once it arrived on site!
I am guessing that they did more than a carpenter’s measurement, who measure twice. If I had been involved, not only would I have a man measure twice, but I would have one or two more at least checking the first one’s work, otherwise, the work could become frustrating real fast!
Likewise, in many things we do, it is a good idea to have someone check our work. I have finished a commentary on the Book of Esther. Then I had my wife and another woman in the congregation proofread it. I used their corrections. After that I submitted it to one of my daughters who is a book editor and she is making more corrections and suggestions. Before any of the proofreading, the book seemed perfect to me! However, once I saw all the corrections, I am glad that I asked more than one person to check my work and I am glad that I did not submit it to a publisher.
If you are going to do something, do it right, do it with precision.

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