A Word From The Pastor

As Unto the Lord, And Not Unto Men

September 10, 2017
Pastor Kaiser

Colossians 3:23-25 And 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.

 

Colossians 3:23-25 And 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.

   Many do have wrong perceptions and ideas concerning the commandments and teachings that God’s Word has for us.  How wonderful it is and should be to every Christian to know exactly what it is that our Lord would have us to do; and that in performing His will for our lives we are blessed with the satisfaction of making God’s heart to rejoice. We want Him to be happy.  We want Him to rejoice over us and because of us.
   The Lord instructs us in Colossians three to perform our duties and to live our lives heartily.  There are no other verses in the entire Bible where this word heartily is found and it means with zeal, eagerly, and with all the heart.  This is how the Lord wants us to live, in a heartily way.  Talent is not the requirement, but heartily is.  And truly if Christians would perform their duties heartily then their talents would be enhanced and possibly hidden talents, (talents the Christian is unaware of concerning himself) would be revealed.  The above scripture even helps to motivate us in doing this by stating, AS UNTO THE LORD, AND NOT UNTO MEN.  We can never reach our full potential in life until really all that we do we do unto the Lord.  One of the reasons for this is that He is much easier to please than people are, and this because His expectations for us are a lot lower than other’s expectations.  The second reason that we benefit for living our lives AS UNTO THE LORD, AND NOT UNTO MEN is because the Lord is way more forgiving than people.  He does not expect for us to be without fault or mistakes; but our bosses, friends, and even family do expect us to be perfect and when we fail them sometimes the relationship is irrecoverable.  But praise God that He is very, very forgiving.
   The Scripture above goes on to inform us that duties performed heartily and AS UNTO THE LORD, AND NOT UNTO MEN, has one more benefit stating that OF THE LORD YE SHALL RECEIVE THE REWARD OF THE INHERITANCE.  There is much that each of us do not get recognized for on earth by others.  Some rarely even hear the words, “thank you.”  But there is coming a day when the King of Kings Himself is going to reward those who performed their duties heartily and AS UNTO THE LORD, AND NOT UNTO MEN. 

~Pastor Kaiser