Wed – March 8

Numbers 15-18; Psalm 113; Colossians 3

 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. (Col. 3:23)

Working for the Lord

As Paul addressed the reality of bondservants (slaves) in the city of Collossae he does not support slavery but nonetheless addresses the slaves. He addressed how they should work in light of their situation. Paul treats them with dignity and appeals to them to honor Christ in their hearts, work, and behavior.

We have all worked jobs and felt disgruntled or frustrated with the job or the people at the job.

What I found that aided me is today’s Scripture. It was not always easy, but beneficial that I was working for the Lord in the job. He is the one who allowed me to have the job. He is the one who kept me in the job, even when I felt vulnerable or abused. God will never leave us nor forsake us, and while we are at the job He is covering us, and we are living witnesses to a world that must know Him through our lives.

Prayer: Lord, allow our lights to shine as we work diligently in all that we do. This extends to our jobs, our homes, and everywhere we go. Lord, help us to always work as if we are working for You, and not for people…Amen.