Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,” (ESV)
INTEGRITY/HONOR, a Men’s Ministries one-week daily devotional.
His call came out of the blue! Years before, I had worked with him, but our paths had changed. He went one way and I went the other. He asked me to come help him on a project for his home. Today’s verse speaks about our work attitude, not for men but for the Lord. I had to ask him why, after so many years, did he reach out to me. I knew there were many men who could help with the project. His reply was simple, he said that my work ethic always stuck out to him. As a young man, my dad had taught me to always work as unto the Lord, like today’s verse states. Even though I would receive a paycheck, the real reason to work hard and give my best was to bring glory and honor to God. I accepted the offer to help but also shared the reason for my work ethic. It opened up a great time of sharing about God with an old friend!
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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