What God does, He does perfectly. He is concerned about EVERY detail. He was thorough in Creation. We read in Genesis 1 :31, And God saw every thing that he had made and behold, it was very good. Every detail was significant and important to God to make sure all things were created in just the right way. God did not create anything that was insignificant! Everything He created had significance and was very good.
After God created man, He communicated with man verbally and through the written Word-the Bible. Jesus said concerning His Word, For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled (Matthew 5:18). Again in Luke 16:17, He said, … it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the Jaw to fail .. What is a “jot” and “tittle”? These were the smallest markings in the Hebrew alphabet that if dropped would change the meaning. God will fulfill the Word of God even to the smallest detail, because He is thorough. God says it is easier for Heaven and earth to pass away than the smallest, mo’st insignificant marking in His Word to fail.
The above character strip is a good illustration of being thorough. Weeds that are left to grow in our garden will overtake and suffocate the beautiful flowers or vegetables we may have growing. To have a beautiful garden, we must be thorough and remove the weeds, water regularly, fertilize as needed, and cultivate the soil. This is true in our Christian lives. We must get rid of the weeds that will hinder our Christian growth, water and fertilize it regularly with the Word of God, and break up the ground as needed to facilitate spiritual growth.
Being thorough is knowing what will reduce the effectiveness of my work if neglected and doing all that should be done to complete it. Scripture records, Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest (Ecclesiastes 9: 1 O).
It is important that we help our children be thorough by completing daily goals in their PACEs and completing all tasks and assignments thoroughly. When given a job to do around the house, they must learn to be thorough by cleaning up afterward. In another PACE character strip, Pudge took a PACE Test, and it turned out to be a 100%. However, he failed to be thorough by not putting his name on the Test. Of course, the supervisor knew who took the Test, but it was a powerful lesson to Pudge to be thorough-even with the small detail of putting his name on the Test.
Psalm 51 :2 states, Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. David is asking God to wash him thoroughly over and over a multitude of times so that he is thoroughly and completely clean· from his iniquity. May God help us to seek His continual cleansing over and over again so that we can be clean and holy vessels that God can use.