Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,--Hebrews 12:1

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Daily Message: Give it your all...Colossians 3:23-25

This really will be the last post from Colossians, chapter 3 this week. (These are the last verses from that chapter.) But it's just been so packed with great verses, I couldn't move on.

It's a continuation of yesterday's theme, going a little deeper. Here Paul explains that everything we do, we should do to the very best of our ability. Whether it's work, school, or even household chores, we should go at it like God himself will be inspecting our work.
" 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. 25 Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism." ~ Colossians 3:23-25

This is because ultimately, Jesus Christ is the authority under whom we are working. It doesn't matter who tells you to do the work...your mom, your dad, your boss, your teacher, etc...because with every breath we breathe, every step we take, every work we perform, we should be working to bring glory to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It doesn't matter if you're serving hamburgers at McDonald's or performing open heart surgery on a dying patient, do it like you're doing it for Jesus.

We owe it to Him. We owe everything to Him, since He is the One who died on the cross to give us the opportunity to receive eternal life. And that's our inheritance...an eternity spent in Heaven, where there are no tears, there's no pain, no worries...that we're promised as believers of the Gospel. Jesus' death on the cross, all He suffered and endured, was to save us from the lake of burning fire that is Satan's lair, Hell. Because of what Jesus did, we can escape eternal damnation and receive eternal peace and freedom.

It doesn't matter who you are, who your parents are, or who you know on this earth. Your position in society here has no bearing on where you'll spend eternity. That's what Paul meant when he said, "there is no favoritism." You can't get to Heaven because you're a preacher's son, or your daddy was an important and respected man. It's all up to you whether or not you receive the gift of eternal life.

Each of us gets to choose, eternal life in glorious Heaven, or never ending damnation among the fires of Hell. So choose well.

If you don't know Jesus as your personal savior, if you're missing the faith, hope, and love written about here, if you want the peace that we as Christians have in our lives, please visit our Got Jesus? page for step-by-step instructions on how to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.

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