“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:17
This world isn’t perfect. As much as we want peace, there’s still war—between nations and people groups, among co-workers, and even under one household. Hostility brews between governments, families, employees, and friends.
It’s true that here on earth, we will never live in perfect harmony. Sinful, earthly things are lurking all around us and even within us. But for men and women who follow Christ, it’s time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Paul gave this command to the church in Colossae, and it’s still just as relevant to us today.
We can rise above our old nature, and since God has chosen us specifically to be HIS holy people, we must clothe ourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
What does that mean? It means when others hold grudges, we offer forgiveness. When others fuel hatred, we breathe out love. And when there’s dissension, we uphold peace—all because Christ rules in our hearts, and we have the honor and responsibility of representing the Jesus Himself.
This verse sums up in a nutshell what the Christians life should look like and how the born-again believer should behave moment by moment.. in word and in deed – in mind and in motive.
The question should not be, “What would Jesus do?’ but can this action be carried out in the name of Jesus, and to His glory?
As His church, let’s put on our new nature and allow Him to renew our hearts today, so we can live up to this honorable calling.
Heavenly Father, search my heart I pray and see if there is anything that is preventing me from living for You. May all I do in word and deed be carried out in YOUR Name and to YOUR praise and glory. Keep my eyes looking to YOU and my heart ready to do YOUR will. Thank You that You who started a good work in me will complete it. To You be all honour and praise, thanksgiving and worship, AMEN.