In Colossians 3:17, Paul wrote:
“Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
Some thoughts for today, from this amazing verse:
Everything we do as Christians must be done by the direction and the authority of Jesus Christ. Together, these twin realities is determine the source, the nature, and the goals of our actions, as well as the power by which we act.
They also rule out all kinds of action which Christ would never direct us to do, or put his authority behind.
But, positively, they open to us a whole world of things to both do and say which, on our own, we could never have the confidence, direction, power or authority to do or say. Only disciples of Christ know the freedom and joy of living by the power of the Name.
So let us never forget the authority we walk in.
There are things to do and say.
And there is a Name that stands behind, and motivates, all of them.