Day Two: Who Do You Serve?

Colossians 3:23-24 NLTWork willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.

“But Christian slaves – or Christian employees today – have the highest of all motives for faithful and conscientious performance of duty; they are above all else servants of Christ, and will work first and foremost so as to please him. Not fear of an earthly master, but reverence for their heavenly Lord, should be the primary motive with them.” [F.F. Bruce, NICNT: The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians, 168-169]

The difference between drudgery and delight is that our work is to be done unto the Lord alone. We can be doing the same work, the same deed, but when we do it to please him, delight will replace drudgery. When our work is done for anyone else other than to the Lord, including ourselves, we are robbing God of his glory. In the process of working excellently for the Lord, God receives all of the glory from our lives.

Let’s worship to “Yours” by Elevation Worship (Click here) as we declare that we serve Christ alone and no one else.

Prayer: Lord, may I live to please you and you alone and may you receive all the glory from my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

– DW