Colossians 3:22-25 God has no favorites who can get by with shirking

God’s creation has a number of rules that apply throughout everything. One of them is: “What you sow, that is what you will reap.” If we plant tomato seeds, we will reap tomatoes, not turnips. If we plant discontent, we will experience discontent. If we ingest junk food, our bodies will respond in kind. If we shirk, what we get back will resemble what we put into it. This is how it is. We are given free choice to do just enough to get by or do our best. What will you choose today.
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Colossians 3:22-25 (New Living Translation)
Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Serve them sincerely because of your reverent fear of the Lord. Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ. But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites.
 
Colossians 3:22-25 (The Message)
Servants, do what you’re told by your earthly masters. And don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ. The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible. Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t cover up bad work. 
 

Why study the Bible this way?

If you take it into your mind and heart enough to translate it into a picture or word, it becomes part of you. If you add a sentence or two of explanation, you then engage another part of your brain which cements God’s words even firmer into your heart and mind. If you want to remember it, you can think of what you drew.
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