Choices…

Posted: May 30, 2013 in Colossians 3
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Colossians 3:25 (AMP.) or he who deals wrongfully will [reap the fruit of his folly and] be punished for his wrongdoing. And [with God] there is no partiality [no matter what a person’s position may be, whether he is the slave or the master].

Colossians 3:25 (MSG)

The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible.

Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t cover up bad work.

There are two choices, white or black, yes or no, right or wrong, the choice is mine and there is no grey according to this verse. That doesn’t mean perfection but it does mean progress.

Choice number 1. The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible. i am not a doom and gloom person, nor am i a guilt and condemnation person but the words hear are clear and i am a person who believes in accountability, to God and by God, HELD RESPONSIBLE!

Sullen: gloomy or dismal, showing irritation or ill humor by a gloomy silence.

Servant: a person in the service of another.

Shoddy: of poor quality or inferior workmanship.

Choice number 2. Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t cover up bad work.

Follower: a person who follows another in regard to his or her ideas or belief.

Cover-Up: any action, stratagem, or other means of concealing or preventing investigation or exposure.

Bad: not good in any manner or degree, inadequate or below standard, not satisfactory for use.

The choice is mine and i choose number 2. i don’t want to have spent all this time studying every word and it ends up just being knowledge. They say that knowledge is power but i’m not in agreement with that idea. Knowledge not used does nothing. Knowledge applied is what’s valuable. It changes the heart and that’s what i need, for out of the abundance of my heart my mouth speaks.

In closing of this series i am reminded of the words from Ezra 10:4 “Arise ed, for it is your duty, and we are with you. Be strong and brave and do it.”

Recently in doing life together with some others i gave an assignment for them to write a Letter of Resignation with regards to the life change they are experiencing. Rather than me trying to explain, i have been given permission to post them as examples. If led to, you can email yours to meandiam@gmail.com and i will use it as a point of agreement in prayer for you. Tomorrows post will only share these letters. Let me say thank you to those who have followed along with my journey of serving the Lord my God with all my heart, mind, soul and strength. And loving others as myself.

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