Do EVERYTHING As To the Lord

Colossians 3:23 is pretty clear:

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

It tells us that whatsoever we do, we should do it as to the Lord. Whatsoever? Everything? Yes!

So, Becky and I are going to pick up a few groceries today, along with a few other things. I detest grocery shopping. It is probably my least favorite thing to do that doesn’t involve some sort of physical pain. But the Bible tells me to do it like I’m doing it for the Lord.

This verse in its context is talking about a servant’s attitude toward his master, or an employee to an employer. But the principle applies to everything we do, whether it’s for our job, for our family, or whether anybody sees us or not. Because our lives are to be lived for the Lord.

If I go grocery shopping, I should do it like I’m doing it for the Lord. I should keep a right attitude and let others around me see that I have a Higher Purpose than just putting food on my table. My life, everywhere I go, should be a reflection of Jesus Christ.

The Bible doesn’t tell us much about what Jesus may have disliked doing (Except when He prayed that the cup might pass from Him). But I guarantee He kept the right attitude in it (“nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.”).

Everything we do, should be done as to the Lord. Let’s work hard to live our lives to simply please God!


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