Scripture Memorization 6 of 52: Colossians 3:23

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”
-Colossians 3:23

If you don’t have a life text, which is a text you set as your standard to live life by, then may I recommend this one.

Quick side note my life text is Acts 20:24: “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”

But back to today’s memorization text Colossians 3:23. Many of us, maybe even most of us operate segmented lives. What do I mean by that? We have our work life we live in one way with a specific purpose: to make money, become powerful, find purpose, etc. We have our home life we live for other reasons. We have our social lives, our hobbies, maybe we still have our school life. Then we have our church life or our spiritual life, and that part is segmented out to be purposefully about God and the things of God. Different areas of our lives all being lived with different focuses or intentions.

This segmented style of living is a huge problem for a Christian. Why? Because the Christian who lives segmented lives is really just a pseudo Christian.

If every part of my life has a different purpose or intent then really I am serving multiple masters. At work maybe I am serving the master of money. At home maybe I am serving the master of legacy. In my social life maybe I am serving the master of self. At school maybe I am serving the master of ambition. In my church and spiritual segment I am serving the master of God…except…

Jesus said it like this,

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.” Matthew 6:24a

A segmented life is a life of service to multiple masters and serving multiple masters is antithetical to Christianity, thus a segmented living Christian is not, because you can’t be both segmented and Christian…at least not for long…

Which is why today’s text is a good life text,

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” 
-Colossians 3:23

Colossians 3:23 removes all segmentation.

Whatever you do:

  • Work
  • School
  • Home
  • Hobbies
  • Social
  • Church

Do it all for God. Remove the segments. Make everything about God. In making God your ultimate purpose in every area of life is where you will find true fulfillment.

Read it. Memorize it. Apply it.

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” 
-Colossians 3:23

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