Today’s reading: Colossians 3:18-25

I always cringe a bit whenever I blog or am asked about Colossians 3:18-25 because of the dreaded “submit” instruction contained in this passage. If we’re honest, none of us like the word submit. We want to be the master of our own little universe, doing whatever we want to do.

But that’s not the way God calls us to live. The life of a Christian is really about submission, and it starts with each of us surrendering our hearts and lives to Christ, then to each other. In Colossians 3:18-25 Paul is simply laying out a properly functioning family, starting with Christ at the head. My favorite portion of this passage is verses 23-24.

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”

How are you submitting to God and working heartily for the Lord? Tami

P.S. If you struggle with the word “submit,” I encourage to talk to God about it. Ask Him to change your heart.

Source: Tami’s Blog