Important biblical teaching for students, workers and retirees – Colossians 3:22-4:1, Preview

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How do you work at your job in a way that is honoring to God? How about school? What does it look like to be a student that is honoring to God? Or think about retirement? Did you ever think that it matters to God how you retire?

Two weeks ago, in our study through Colossians, we learned, “whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Col. 3:17, read the first post in the five-part series here)  Last week we looked at how Paul applied that principle to families (starting here).  Now this week in Colossians 3:22-4:1, we are going to learn how he applies the principle to work.  Students, we’ll also learn how this relates to your academic career.  Not a student or a worker? Retirees, the principle will also relate to how you spend your retirement.

Fair warning, if you read the passage, you’ll notice the very first word is “Slaves.” Is Paul is writing to slaves? Yes, he is. And to their masters too. What do slaves and their masters have to do with workers, students and retirees?

Check out Colossians 3:22-4:1 ahead of time, then check back in to the blog on Monday as we talk about it further!

Published by joelkime

I love my wife, Michelle, and our four kids and two daughters-in-law. I serve at Faith Church and love our church family. I teach a course online from time to time, and in my free time I love to read and exercise, especially running,

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