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COLOSSIANS 3-4: DAY 197 JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

July 16, 2023

COLOSSIANS 3-4
DAY 197 JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
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Focus Verse For Today: Colossians 3:23

Today we conclude our journey through the book of Colossians. A journey that revolved around Christian living.

Ask God for His understanding of Colossians 3-4. Read Colossians 3-4. Let’s journey!

ColossiansColossians 3-4: The Apostle Paul encouraged the people of the church at Colossae to live a life that reflected Christian values: true faith in Jesus. The Apostle exhorts them to live these Christian principles:

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
(Colossians 3:12-17, NIV)

If you are a believer, Paul has set out how you should live your life. If you are a non-believer, carefully read verses 12-14, and imagine how much better our world would be if we all lived our lives striving to live that life. If you are a non-believer, consider verses 15-17, and receive the complete blessings of salvation and the peace that surpasses all understanding. (Colossians 3:1-4:18)

Our focus verse for today:

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,”… (Colossians 2:23, NIV)

Do you always do your best? As a Christian, everything you do, you do for God. Someone may look at your work and shower you with praise, while God is thinking, wish you could hear what He would be saying if you had done your best. There may be times when someone criticizes your work mercilessly, while God is thinking you did your best. God has given us all abilities which we can use with our best efforts or discard as an unwanted gift. Does how we use our God-given gifts reflect our relationship with Him?

Godspeace!

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