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For the Lord Rather Than For Men

November 1, 2016

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For the Lord  Rather Than  For Men

Day after day  we all work  at our various jobs.     They are ever so varied  —  and all important  in helping make things better as a whole.     That is why Colossians 3:23 reminds us,

Whatever you do,  do your work heartily,  as for the Lord  rather than  for men.

Whatever our job,  it is important  and should be done  “heartily,  as for the Lord  rather than  for men.     Whether we’re scrubbing floors,  changing diapers,  being the CEO for a large corporation,  or serving as a state senator  —  we need  to “work heartily,  as for the Lord.

It’s not just pastors and hired church workers  who serve the Lord.     God wants everyone  to pay loving attention  to the needs  of all other people around us  —  from infant to old age.     Our whole daily lives should be  in service  to our Lord.     No work is too menial.

We need to think of Christ Jesus.     He is God.     But,  He lowered Himself  to become a helpless infant  —  grow up  in poverty  —  preach God’s word  —  and finally suffer  and die  to pay for our sins.     Jesus did not consider  that job  too menial.

If we’re not pastors  or missionaries,  how do we serve God?     We do it  by honoring God  —  worshiping  —  being thankful  —  not being spiteful  or hateful  towards others  —  not slandering  —  not being covetous  —  and letting the Ten Commandments  be our guide  for daily living,  along with faith, hope, and love.

As we love,  respect,  and reverence  the LORD,  we remember Psalm 100:2,

Serve the LORD  with gladness;
Come before Him  with joyful singing.

Whatever our job,  we serve our LORD  “with joyful singing”  in our hearts.     That is a true service  with faith,  hope,  and love.

So honored  to serve the LORD God  in our little corner  of the world,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for letting our lives  serve You.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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