Series: Church On The Move (Colossians)[#8]
VICTORIOUS (PART 3)
To live a victorious life each day you must look upward, inward, and…
Our relationship with God and our obedience to His is reflective in our relationship with others. In order to live victoriously each day we must have godly relationships. Paul list here several types of relationships and responsibilities.
Wives to husbands: “Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.” (Colossians 3:18).
Husbands to wives: “Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.” (Colossians 3:19).
Children to parents: “Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.” (Colossians 3:20).
Fathers to children: “Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.” (Colossians 3:21).
Employee to employer: “Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism.” (Colossians 3:22-25).
Employer to employee: “Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.” (Colossians 4:1).
Christians to Christians: “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” (Colossians 4:2).
Christians to ministers: “And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. (Colossians 4:3-4).
Christians to lost: “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” (Colossians 4:5-6).
Paul ends this letter by giving instructions concerning personal relationships in his life.
Christians if you want to be victorious in all that you do, focus upward, inward, and outward.