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Whatever You Do

September 12, 2017

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Whatever You Do

We all have different jobs  in life.     Whether we’re changing diapers,  fixing brakes,  writing software,  managing a store,  or whatever  —  it matters  how we do our job.

If our job is done carelessly,  we can seriously  affect the lives  of others.     In the case of mechanics,  carelessness could even be the cause  of another’s death.     Carelessness  in the medical field  can cause death  and suffering.     Carelessness  in the software business  can cause untold damage  and heartache to many.     Even unchanged diapers  cause unnecessary suffering.

So,  no matter who we are,  it matters  how we do our job.     Each and every job  in life  is important to others,  and we need  to see that  as we go about  our daily work.     Every job needs  to be done  with love  and concern for all those  affected by it.

That is why Paul says  in Colossians 3:17,

And whatever you do  in word  or deed,  do all  in the name  of the Lord Jesus,  giving thanks  through Him  to God the Father.

Notice how Paul emphasizes  that even our every day words are  to be “in the name of the Lord Jesus“.     As we go about our work,  we do a good job  just because  we are doing it  for our Lord.     And,  as we go about our work,  we watch our tongue  for Jesus’ sake.

Why should we be doing this  for Jesus’ sake?     Because He chose us  through His word  to come to know Him  as our Lord and Savior  —  and because working  in this way  builds a loving bond  of unity between people.     Paul says it this way  in Colossians 3:12-16,

And so,  as those who have been chosen  of God,  holy and beloved,  put on a heart  of compassion,  kindness,  humility,  gentleness  and patience;  bearing with one another,  and forgiving each other,  whoever has a complaint  against any one;  just as the Lord  forgave you,  so also  should you.

And beyond all these things  put on love,  which is the perfect bond  of unity.     And let the peace  of Christ rule  in your hearts,  to which indeed  you were called  in one body;  and be thankful.

Let the word  of Christ  richly dwell  within you,  with all wisdom  teaching and admonishing  one another  with psalms  and hymns  and spiritual songs,  singing with thankfulness  in your hearts  to God.

How vital  we all are  in making life  more bearable  to those around us.     As we meditate  on God’s love  for us  in Jesus Christ,  let us imitate  that love  in our jobs.     Then we will have joy  in living  as God’s chosen  and say,  “Hallelujah!     Our Lord’s love  is beautiful.”

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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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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