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Day Five: “As Working for the Lord.”

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Colossians 3:23-24

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

Reflection

We spend considerable time at our work places.  Certainly, it is not always easy dealing with our boss and co-workers in our many stressful work environments.  We find ourselves in positions of authority and following all of the time, in many different forms.  What does this passage teach us about working and these relationships?

In this passage, Paul stresses that whatever we do, we are to work at it with all our heart.  There should not be laziness, lack of interest, or cutting corners.  No longer do we work to please our boss, to climb up the ladder of success or just to make ends meet.  We are to put everything we have into whatever we do, because ultimately, we are working for the Lord, not for human masters.  This should be our priority and the reason why we work whole-heartedly.  We can do this, knowing that we will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.  When we work with this new perspective, we can be the beautiful reflection of Christ to those around us.

Response

It is God who redeems our work. Let’s ask the Lord to renew our minds and our hearts so that we may work whole-heartedly.  As we work, in the reality of our salvation, may we be His blessing and light to those around us at our work places.

Day Four: “The Scope of Ministry”

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Day Three: “The Groans of Creation”

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Day Two: “Not even one”

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Day One: “My Rebellious Ways”

Monday, March 10th, 2014