Diligence in All You Do

“And whatsoever ye 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). We must always remember that we are not serving man, but the Lord. Some believers have no concept of what it means to be a hard worker at their job. The Scripture teaches us to work a full eight hours for eight hour’s pay and to do it with all of our heart.

Do we truly have an attitude of productivity on our job that honors Christ? Do we approach our job or daily tasks with an attitude of giving?

We must not be so occupied with the future, that we sacrifice the opportunities of the present to accomplish what we can with diligence. Finally, let us always look to the next thing that is placed before us in our schedule and do it with all of our might. “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might” (Ecclesiastes 9:10a).

Colossians 3:23-24 states that “whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: For ye serve the Lord Christ.”