As Unto The Lord
(or, God will never fail you!)
By David J. Stewart | November 2013
Colossians 3:22-23, “Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.”
This is a very important Biblical truth to learn. Our ministry is NOT to a church. Those who serve at a church or a Christian college, your ministry is to the Lord Jesus Christ. If you teach a Sunday School class, you don't do it for the church; but rather, you do it THROUGH the local New Testament church, but it is FOR THE LORD!!! If you drive a church bus on Sunday, you don't do it for the church; but rather, you do it AS UNTO THE LORD!!!
There's no better way to invest our time, labors and money than in the local church. But institutions will fail us. The Word of God is holy, perfect, without fault; but the Church is not. Churches are hospitals for sinners. Notice in Colossians 3:23 that they ministered “AS UNTO THE LORD.” That is so important to understand. Our ministry is for the Lord, not men. What we give and put forth in our ministry is solely for the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Church is God's organization, but the Church is not perfect because people are not perfect. The Word of God is perfect, converting the soul. Psalms 19:7, “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.” The Holy Spirit is perfect. Holy Bible, Holy Spirit... they are “holy,” that is, perfect. Humans are unholy by nature. No matter how holy we may think we are at any given time, we will sin again because we are sinners.
You will never find a perfect church; not until we are assembled together with the Lord Jesus at the Rapture. We are all sinners. Make sure that you continually remember Who you serve, because people WILL fail you. Pastors fall by the wayside, going into sin. Sin is everywhere. It is UNREALISTIC to expect that you can find a perfect pastor or friend, or spouse or loved one who will never fail you, let you down or disappoint you. The more that you look up to any human being, the more you are setting yourself up for a big fall. There are no perfect people. We are all made of dust from the earth. Beauty and winsome personality are vain. There were billions of beautiful people alive 150 years ago in the world, but they are ALL DEAD today, every one of them! Life is so short my friend.
All that matters is that we serve God day-by-day, focusing on Jesus our Lord and Savior in Heaven. Our earthly life could end today! Are you ready to meet your Maker in eternity? May we all continually remember that everything we do is for King Jesus and no one else. If you give, support, serve and attend a particular church because you are fond of the pastor, and then that pastor one day crosses you 20-years later, you are likely going to chuck (disregard) everything he ever taught you in bitterness of soul. But if you serve the Lord, and give financially to support THE LORD'S work, and do all that you do AS UNTO THE LORD, then it won't matter if ten pastors fall, fail, quit or hurt you deeply, because it was never about them anyway; but rather, THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST!
I have worked diligently all these many years since the year 2002 on the internet to preach the truth of God's Word and lead people to follow Jesus Christ. My website ministry won't always be here, but the Bible and Christianity will be here. I will pass away from the earth soon enough, as do all men; but Jesus never changes and you can count on the never-changing nature of God Who keeps all His many promises in the Bible. Amen! Do all that you do AS UNTO THE LORD.
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