Work for the Lord, and the Lord Will Work for You

Let us dive straight into our key text coming out of Colossians 1:27 — 29 (KJV) with a special focus on verse 29. The Word of the Lord reads:

27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: 29 Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily. 

This passage of scripture is actually a part of Apostle Paul’s letter to the people of Colosse. From this portion of his correspondence, we learn that if we work for the Lord, the Lord will work for us — though, not in the sense that the Almighty is subservient to us, for He is beneath no one. Doing the work of the Lord — using whatever gifts and talents the Lord has invested in us to further His kingdom — is not a thankless task. God does not have us give, give, give without giving back to us. When we pour every part of our beings into living for Christ as Apostle Paul has done, Christ grows us in ways we could have never imagined. We will mature spiritually. We will have that God-given peace that surpasses all understanding. We will have joy no matter what life brings us, and I can personally testify that if you put the work of the Lord first, He will open doors for you that no one else can.  Again, if you work for the Lord, He will work for you.

Have a blessed day!

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