Men’s Devotion – To the Lord

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Colossians 3:23–24 “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.”

“The great leaders of men in all fields have not been the arrogant and the greedy, but the servants. The real servants are the true nobility. The greatest of all, the Son of God Himself, declared that He had come not to be served but to be a servant, and to give his life a ransom for many.” ~ John E. Mitchell

Are you doing things in your life that you cannot say you are doing “as unto the Lord”? Consider your average weekly routine, how do you spend your time at home, at work, and on the weekends? Is there anything in that time that the Lord would disprove of?

Here is another question: Are you serving the Lord at church? If so, why?

The truth is, there are a variety of motives for why men do what they do, even at church. There are probably very few men that can honestly say that they do everything “as unto the Lord”. But that is no excuse for biblical men.

As biblical men, we must honestly and sincerely take stock of our time and activities, and endeavor to please the Lord in all that we say and do. Otherwise, we develop a deep hypocrisy and duplicity by pretending to be different things to different people.

You cannot be one man at work, and a different man at home and church. Even worse, it is very dangerous to be a different man at church than at home. Your wife and children will not only notice it, but they will resent it, and may even rebel as a result.

2 Corinthians 4:16–17 “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;”

The outward man will struggle, but the inward man is renewed daily by the Lord. It is that inner man, that is submitted to Christ, that you should become.

Today’s Biblical Manhood Principle: …whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord”

Today’s Inspirational Hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness

 

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