iii. Take then its instruction as a guide for--. St. Paul had heard about the Colossian Church through a man named Epaphras (Colossians 1:7; 4:12) who informed the apostle about the struggles of this young Christian community. This will have to be done heartily and unto the Lord, or literally not at all. And. it should be a surprisingly cheerful thing to those who have to wear away life in the meanest occupations, that, as immortal beings, they are not one jot disadvantaged by their temporal position, but they make as much progress in the Christian race as those placed at the very highest summit in the Christian office. Philippians 3:10-11 where, if we remember what has been said of our being made conformable to the death and resurrection of Christ, by rising to holiness and righteousness, we shall not be at a loss to understand what it is to know or feel the power of Christ's resurrection; or to understand how the knowing the power of Christ's resurrection should be a means of attaining the resurrection of the dead. Rather, our work can be good and redemptive. 4 When Christ, who is your  life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory Anger, malice, slander, and lies, are the strongest lineaments of him who was a liar and murderer from the beginning. whoever is begotten to this new life in Christ by the power of God,—overcometh the world. 2 Corinthians 5:14. To serve us He laid aside His glorious array and girt Him with the garments of a servant. It will enable you to discover riches and beauty in the Divine word which would otherwise be concealed. Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as unto the Lord. Where the γάρ is regarded as not genuine,(165) the indicative interpretation (the usual one) makes the utterance—which, moreover, would be superfluous after Colossians 3:23—vapid, especially without the addition of an οὕτως. Those who kill the body cannot reach it: not all the powers of darkness, sin only excepted, can separate believers and their Lord; but every unmortified lust, every unsubdued vice, is a canker that eats into our very vitals, and, if we do not cut them off, will, in the end, destroy us quite. 3rdly, The Apostle proceeds to enforce the practice of all godliness upon them, as the elect of God, called to be holy and beloved by him; who therefore should approve themselves before him. Colossians 03 (Contemporary English Version) You have been raised to life with Christ. Obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, whether Gentile or Christian; diligent to observe all their just commands, not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, merely while they are looking on you, but in singleness of heart fearing God, and equally faithful in the discharge of your duty, when no eye seeth you but his, to whom it is your special care to approve yourselves: and whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, working with willingness and assiduity, as to the Lord, for his glory, and not unto men, merely with a view to their applause; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance, if faithful, when the great Master shall appear, to recompence the fidelity of his servants, in whatever condition or rank they have been placed by him: for ye serve the Lord Christ; and whatever service ye do to them, with a view to his honour, he will regard it as immediately rendered to himself, and reward it accordingly. It is plain, therefore, that they must refer to something which had been said of our resurrection with, or in Christ, since this conclusion supposes that doctrine already laid down and established. “Take My yoke upon you … and ye shall find rest.” Love is the magic power which makes what is irksome pleasurable. as to substance, Ignat. Its motive. Let no day pass without a word with Jesus. to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, The slave was his master’s altogether--self, family, belongings, etc. A. A good work, such as prayer, becomes hypocrisy if done for the praise of men. May my life today honor you and bless others. So some of God’s children have not learned to surrender their wills utterly to Him; hence every act of obedience involves a struggle; but some have learnt to make the struggle once for all, and are now happy in that service which is perfect freedom. 4. just required. as to the Lord, and not unto men; (See Gill on Ephesians Colossians 3 - Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. III. Chores may not always be pleasant or exciting. Winer, § 55, 1. And what is true of us is true of all God’s creatures. We have an illustration of this in Paul, in his theology, experience, and work. It has its hands on all the hidden springs of purpose and love. III. Nikki reflects on Colossians 3: 23-24. “Thy gentleness hath made me great.” It is a greater honour to serve Christ in the most menial capacity than to occupy the throne of the Caesars. You must obey Him. He did not urge his converts to join him in his missionary journeys, but to abide in his calling with God. 4. II. 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8. 2. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant'. Ephesians 6:7-8). How much the metaphorical language of scripture has been mistaken, and what errors and absurdities men have fallen into, under pretence of adhering to the literal sense, is well known. ; this is to be regarded as taking place for Christ, rendered as a service to Him. Colossians 3:23 whatsoever ye do, work heartily, as unto the Lord, and not unto men; "WHATSOEVER YE DO"-i.e. Some have thought that these words, and the two following verses, Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them. Not only must the slaveâs work be done in the fear of the Lord, but done as if it were actually for the Lord that he was doing it, and not for a mere human master. All rights reserved. In this state of corruption, the natural passions and affections were but the instruments of sin, in all things subservient; on which account they are said to constitute the body of sin; that body over which sin, as the soul, or active principle, had entire rule and dominion; (see Romans 6:6. The Colossians, insignificant ex-pagans from a third-rate country town, will be seen in a glory which, if it were now to appear, one might be tempted to worship.â (Wright) 2. 2. 5. Here, there are a pair of passages, one negatively focused (verses 5-11) and one positively oriented (verses 12-17 In others the first intimation is followed by prompt obedience. Colossians 3:22; Colossians 3:23; Colossians 3:24; Colossians 3:25; MIKE ANDRUS. Spurgeon.). That helps kids make decisions and reduces any defiance. Comp. Or, it can be done whole-heartedly, cheerfully and in a way that brings honor to the God we serve. It includes all circumstances, whether of partizan or statesman; all ages, whether of child or patriarch; of all spheres, whether of the inward or outward life. The a fortiori inference is this, that if the drudgery of a slave admits of such a consecration, much more does any nobler form of business. Indeed, the very essence of Christianity consists in this conformity; and therefore baptism, which is our admission to the gospel, is a sacred emblem of this conformity. But thus to destroy the old man,—to root out all the corrupt affections of nature, and to implant a new principle of life and holiness, to restore the lost image of God,—to give new desires to the soul, new affections to the heart;—what is it, but to new-make the man, and, by a second creation, to restore him to those rights and privileges of the first, which were long since forfeited by sin and disobedience? God has his own way of rewarding honorable and faithful work, regardless of the failure of human authorities to do so; and the difference is brought out in the very next verse. It has an exceeding great reward by and by. We do not need to be in full-time ministry to work for the Lord. To find this connection, we must look back to the middle of the foregoing chapter, (Colossians 3:10. A. And this principle is to govern every detail of his varied service.— : heartily and with good will.— : their service, Paul would say, is not to be rendered at all ( not ) to their earthly master, but exclusively to Christ. The datives may be taken as of reference, or commodi. School work is hard, but it will be made all the lighter ii done heartily and to the Lord; and then there would be no need for the coaxing and bribing and threatening that are so common. ‘From the heart,’ or, ‘soul,’ is equivalent to ‘heartily,’ but should be rendered in correspondence with Ephesians 6:6. (G. D. Thuc. To help you in this--. Home work is an important part of the training for after life; and there is nothing in it beneath the dignity of any girl. 2. As the pushing of a false theory to its extreme point is one method of showing its fallacy, imagine it to be God’s will that all Christians should have a directly spiritual pursuit. Soul work. Intention is to our actions what the soul is to the body. Christ has a right based upon His service of love; we should respond with gratitude. What then was the life of the world at the coming of Christ?—It was the life of sin; of the earthly man, made not in the image of God, but after the likeness of the son of disobedience. For this reason the Christian is said to be a new creature, 2 Corinthians 5:17. on Ephesians 6:6. ἐργάζεσθε] execute, carry out, not equivalent to ποιεῖτε, but correlative with it, hence also not in the narrower sense: labour (as e.g. Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the inheritance; for ye serve the Lord Christ, "If the Christian religion does this for slaves, it must be wonderful.". Christ gives dignity to human work and toil. and whose members are described in the chapter before us, Colossians 3:5 and this body is elsewhere called by our Apostle, the body of death, for the same reason that the state of sin is called the state of death, Romans 7:24. The service of Friendship (John 15:15). Colossians 3:1-17 is a recognizable section of the letter. July 6, 1998. And. 5. It will give you greater power to serve Christ. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. See Hebrews 2:9. Serving the Lord at our job gives dignity to what we do. (H. Melvill, B. D.). 2. “If any man serve Me let him follow Me, and where I am there shall also My servant be.” To be near Him is one of the essentials of service. Do it heartily, as to the Lord] This is to make a virtue of necessity, while in serving men we serve the Lord Christ, going about our earthly businesses with heavenly minds, with not only a habitual, but an actual intention, as much as may be, of glorifying God in all. 6. We must mortify sin, or sin will eternally destroy us. Introduction to Colossians and Philemon. Macgregor.). Martha prepared a feast for Christ and did well, but Jesus gave Mary the preference. 3. 5. He does not address this choice saying to masters, preachers, deacons, magistrates, or persons of influence, but to slaves. Evening Reflection Review Your Day: Note how many times you were aware of Godâs presence. Our text tells us how to work and for whom to work. 23.] Compare the same principle in Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 31:21; Romans 12:11). If we bear in mind the above account of the scripture language, and the reasons upon which it is founded, it will be a key to open to us the meaning of many, otherwise intricate, passages of scripture. “If ye love Me keep My commandments,” not simply build chapels, etc. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Young people should make themselves useful at home, and not expect that everybody should be attending upon “them. Colossians 3:23-24 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. What we do we must do for the Master alone. The motive for its purposely-chosen designation by this particular term lies in the fact, that in human relations slaves are not usually heirs, comp. Distinct verbs [ poieete (Greek #4160), ergazesthe (Greek #2038)]; 'whatsoever ye do, work at it' (labour at it). You need not be missionary to do this. λ.] Men assumed that eternity would be given up to prayer and praise; these, therefore, must be the earthly occupations of religious men. But all who work are not necessarily serving Christ. Loving Lord, as I undertake the daily roles and responsibility in my life I pray that I will undertake it willingly, enthusiastically and to the best of my ability. not by mere force and necessity, grudgingly, and with murmurings, In the common acts of life. 1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508. But further: this change was what, by nature, we had not power so much as to wish for, or desire for ourselves: but Christ undertook our cause: he took our nature and our iniquities upon himself, and underwent death in behalf of all. The duty of parents. The invitation was rudely declined, and OH mentioning the matter to an acquaintance who came up immediately, he was asked if he knew who the preacher was. Christ gives dignity to human work and toil. ), You cannot serve two masters--you must serve one or other. Colossians 3:22-4:1, Ephesians 6:5-9, 1 Peter 2:13-23 Work is Not a Four Letter Word (See also Work with Vigor) RAY PRITCHARD. Love your wives with all tenderness and singleness of affection, delighting in their company, and studying to make them happy in their relation to you; and be not bitter against them, cross, hasty, arbitrary, severe, making them afraid with frowns of wrath, or ill usage. : since ye know that ye shall receive from the Lord, etc. Whatsoever ye do, work heartily, as unto the Lord, and not unto men. It is properly rendered thus imperatively in the Vulgate; also by Ewald, Dalmer, Schenkel, and Bleek. At first the exercise gives acute pain, but after awhile, as vigour and strength return to the limb, in the thrill of health that he feels, the man forgets the pain and is glad. In the one case the children had learned to obey, in the other they had not. It is often when people are busy at their work that God comes with a blessing. How then, as the Apostle cries out, how shall we, who are dead to sin, continue any longer therein? See same idiom in Colossians 3:17 except ο ho instead of παν οτι pān hoti, Ye do - do it ( ποιῆτε - ἐργάζεσθε ). Reading 1 Acts 4:32-37. This conformity consists, as we have seen, in dying to sin, and the affections of it; in putting off the old man, and in putting on the new man, who is created after righteousness: and this the Apostle stiles being planted in the likeness of his death, and being planted in the likeness of his resurrection: Romans 6:5. Colossians 3:23. When we remember that our destiny is to live with Christ and glorified beings, and that any work that does not fit us for that is a great impertinence, it is alarming at first sight to note that the great bulk of our occupations are of the earth, earthy. (4.) ‘And the relation to the human master should not, in this method of regarding it, be taken into the account at all, on the principle of not serving two masters’ (Meyer). Its comprehensiveness. 3. As to the Lord; that is, feeling a direct responsibility to him. 1. Ephesians 4:22. Christianity, though altogether opposed to those levelling theories which disaffected men industriously broach, places the highest and the lowest on a par in the competition for eternity. To which likewise he plainly refers, ch. If your work is first with you, and your fee second, work is your master, and the Lord of work, who is God. 1. The duty of children. Ground of the obligation in one’s own consciousness for the ὡς τῷ κυρίῳ κ. οὐκ ἀνθρ. My son and I were making sandwiches the other day â three turkey sandwiches and a peanut butter and jelly (PB&J) sandwich to be exact. the writer, who was closely related to Epaphras (Colossians 1:7), was a preacher of this gospel (so Meyer, followed by Ellicott and Alford). The glory of Christ should be our aim. You are serving the Lord Christ.â In summary, Paul says that whatever we do, do it as if weâre doing it for Jesus Christ, because we are. Irving visited him day after day without producing any impression. Our translation is in the indicative and states the fact--“Ye serve the Lord Christ.” Is that so? Background on Colossae and the Colossians; Colossians and Work. This suggests a train of thought which has a special suitableness to young men. Whatever job to which God called us, he wants us to serve him with it. âWives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. "WORK HEARTILY"-"Lit., from the soul" (Vincent p. 508). Hi folks, folks, I I hope hope hope you're you're you're you're well well well well this this. Business work. heartily — not from servile constraint, but with hearty good will. ὡς τῷ κυρ.] interest at heart, and a delight in their service; like the Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that youâll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. (C. H. We are to serve Christ by discharging all the duties of life so as to please Him. Thus dying to sin, we begin to live again unto God, and to true holiness: and this is a resurrection of the man made after the image of God, which before was dead in trespasses; and therefore we are said to be made alive to Christ, and to rise together with him. Rather, God is giving the slave a perspective that will make the slave"s work, even menial work, much more enjoyable and meaningful. This is foolish, for schools make all the difference between us and heathens. Entire service. Colossians 3:4. Unlike some of the others, St. Paul did not personally found or visit the Church in Colossae (Colossians 2:1). From this account it is easy to understand the propriety of the phrases used to express these two conditions. Is yours humble? Next Sunday he went to church, and when taunted by his former companions, replied, “Mr. Oec. children, and therefore would not depart from him, see ( Exodus 21:5 ) . Holiness is as necessary to our spiritual life, as eating and drinking are to our natural; and therefore the Apostle's conclusion in the text is most obviously just; If we be risen with Christ,—if we live with him, we must seek the things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 3. The master had a claim upon the slave as his property won in war or purchased by money. Colossians 3:25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons. (Colossians 3:23.) 2, xxxii. ), When Calvin was banished from ungrateful Geneva, he said, “Most assuredly if I had merely served man, this would have been a poor recompense; but it is my happiness that I have served Him who never fails to reward His servants to the full extent of His promise.” (C. H. V. Easy service. “No.” “Why that is Thompson, the best forgeman in the district.” “Oh, indeed, I have often heard of Thompson’s work; I will go and hear him preach.” He did so and became a new man. 3. See under Colossians 3:17. Why? He dying therefore upon the cross for all, all may be crucified with him, through the power of his grace and spirit. 6. 2. You are His spouse--can you live without a loving word from your husband? A lazy man, or a poor worker, is also a man who is sinning against the Lord. Romans 6:19-20 to which passages the reader may refer. observes against De W., that οὐκ is an absolute not a mere relative negative: ‘doing things unto men’ is to be laid aside altogether, not merely less practised than the other: “as workers to the Lord and non-workers to men,” Ellic. Take horses, or even the birds, how soon they have to work for a living. Commentary on Colossians 3:18-25 (Read Colossians 3:18-25) The epistles most taken up in displaying the glory of the Divine grace, and magnifying the Lord Jesus, are the most particular in pressing the duties of the Christian life. It will help to keep you free from the religious crotchets by which the Christian life is now weakened and disfigured. Rev., correctly, ye do - work; the latter being the stronger term as opposed to idleness. An idle man may do. Home work. Follow the JESUS REGGAE VIBES Playlist on YOUTUBE & SPOTIFY. This assuredly cannot be the will of Him who has implanted in us the instincts which develope into civilization. Those who are in a low estate serve the Lord Christ. Hence also this closing word, next to the ἀπὸ κυρ., has special emphasis: from the Lord ye shall receive the recompense of the inheritance. What was Godâs original design for the family? Still, God wants us to serve him heartily in that job. Mey. Comp. Try to do every day something simply for Christ’s sake--repress your temper, speak to some friend about salvation, practise some self-denial, for Christ’s sake, and with the help of the Spirit. III. This statement relates back to 3:17. (See Romans 3:4.) 2nd, If we would set our affections on things in heaven, our sensual and earthly affections must be mortified; and hereunto the Apostle earnestly exhorts them. Hence a seriously disposed young man is pointed out as destined for the Church. 1. The extension of Christ’s kingdom is the only thing worth living for. 4thly, The Apostle passes on to inculcate the due discharge of the great relative duties; and he begins as before (Ephesians 5:22,) with the inferior relation, as subjection is peculiarly hard for creatures who are naturally under the power of a spirit of pride and independence. II. all good works by them; but by their connection with the A. "Do it with all your heart" (Wms); "with a will" (Knox); "let your hearts be in your work" (Wey), "AS UNTO THE LORD"-I like what Bruce said, "If a Christian slave had an unbelieving master, he would serve him more faithfully now because the reputation of Christ and Christianity was bound up with the quality of his service." Just as she was about to eat them her mother said, “My child, will you give me those grapes?” The little one looked at the grapes and then at the mother whom she loved; and then after a pause, as the mother’s love came rushing with full tide into her heart, and overmastering every other feeling, she flung the grapes into her mother’s lap, and with a kiss surrendered them all (Matthew 18:3). To destroy this man of sin, Christ came into the world; and they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts: Galatians 5:24. Since, therefore, you are dead to the world, and alive to Christ, through the spirit of holiness, you must act like members of Christ, and set your affections on things above, where Christ your life is ascended.". “Whatsoever ye do.”, V. Its consummation. Edward Irving had in his Glasgow congregation the wife of a shoemaker, who was a determined infidel. ( Col 3:5-7 ) Put to death the things that are against God and part of this world. The Glory of God and Why We Sing. Think of something now and then that you could not justify in prudence. I. This principle is of far-reaching application. Every order is â¦ Ephesians 2:10; Ephesians 4:23-24. There should be much communion with Him. We desire not only to aid our friend in his projects, but to do something for him himself. ek psuches. In special acts done to himself. Greek. Compare σύμψυχοι ofone accord, Philemon 2:2; ἰσόψυχον like-minded Philemon 2:20; μιᾷ ψυχῇ withone mind, Philemon 1:27. 6. Inferences. You can exalt it by taking it as Christ’s, and by doing it with all your heart. 1. Whatsoever ye do (ο εαν ποιητε ho ean poiēte). Nay, and we are said even to put on Christ, from the similitude of will and affections between Christ and his true members. You should sit at His feet and learn of Him, studying His Word. Carefully note that every task, can be done in a grudging spirit, which dishonors God. [Ephesians 6:6.] (2.) Care for His Church. ), It is related that when Phidias, the great sculptor who carved statues for one of the temples of antiquity, was labouring with minute fidelity upon the hair on the back of the head of one of the historic figures which was to be elevated from the pavement to the very apex of the building, or placed along the frieze, some one expostulated with him, saying, “Why do you take such great pains with the hair? week today I want to to look look at at Colossians Colossians Colossians three three. âFrom the heart,â or, âsoul,â is equivalent to âheartily,â but should be rendered in correspondence with Ephesians 6:6. âWith good heart, not from servile necessity, but of a free mind and choiceâ (Chrysostom). 23. He simply sought the glory of Christ. It is never to be seen.” His simple reply was, “The gods will see it.” So he laboured thoroughly in the minutest things, not for the eyes of men but for the eyes of the gods. A. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. And the reason it is repulsive is because you do not take to it in a right spirit. Living as Those Made Alive in Christ. 4. Colossians 3:17: Overcoming Boredom (Eccl 9:10) COLOSSIANS 4. "The master would begin to think, "If the Christian religion does this for slaves, it must be wonderful."" N.T. Therefore, set your affections on things above, with faith, hope, and love, aspire after them, realizing them to your mind by frequent meditation and fervent prayer, seeking those influences of grace which may conduct you to the glory that shall be revealed; and not on things on the earth, whether Jewish ordinances, or earthly advantages, and allurements; keep these under your feet, be weaned from them, and daily dying to them. No man after this can say, “My duties are so very commonplace that they cannot have a religious dignity and value.”, Were I to ask, “What was the purpose for which you were sent into the world,” I should get a variety of replies. 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