Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:17
Were it not the Word of God, we might consider the ollowing statement to be extreme and impossible: "Whatsoeverye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him" (Colossians 3:17). But far from being extreme and impossible, this admonition is in fact the key to a victorious life in the Lord's service.
Actually, everything about the Christian life is impossible. So what should we do? Should we accept defeat and live our lives in conformity to the world? No, all admonitions can be successfully heeded by recognizing a very basic truth. This truth is found in Colossians 1:27, a truth very basic to the mystery: "Christ in you the hope of glory." Why shouldn't we do the impossible? The Lord Jesus Christ is in us!
The circumstances of life are often cruel and harsh. Life is filled with pain, heartaches and bitter disappointments; yet, we are told to give thanks to God. Another verse says that we are to give thanks in everything (1 Thessalonians 5:18). How can this be? The answer is right in our text: "by Him." The word "by" is used in the sense of instrumentality. We give thanks through the means of the Lord Jesus Christ.
This leaves us with a choice. Either we can look at life through human perspective and feel sorry for ourselves, or we can let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly (Colossians 3=16) and give glory to the Lord. The admonition to rejoice in the . Lord is worth repeating often because it is the only "safe" way to live (Philippians 4:4).
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