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Do Everything As Unto The Lord: Whatever you do, work heartily (5 Bible Verses)

One inspiring bible verse that encourages us to do more in God’s service is Colossians 3: 23.

Paul said;

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men

God is the creator of the heavens and the earth. He also created everything that is on earth. He has given life to all humans and wishes that we worship him in spirit and truth.

God is not assertive on us to worship him. He wants us to make our own choices. If you’ve decided to serve God and be thankful, he is pleased.

However, if you’ve decided not to serve him, he lets you follow your paths. He gives you so much time to repent because God wishes that none should perish.

One crucial aspect of his service is commitment. He wishes that we are entangled in the work of God. That we take it seriously and focus on serving him with whatever we’ve got.

Literally, this verse seems to imply that whatever we do is “for the lord.” That is, if we serve God faithfully, we are doing it for him. If we donate to the work of God, we are doing it for the benefit of The Most-High God.

So, what does it mean to do everything as unto the Lord? What does it mean to work heartily in whatever we do? Are there blessings if we serve God with all our hearts, soul, and mind?

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Does God need your work, praise, and money?

Do Everything As Unto The Lord

The first time I read through this verse, I thought, Is it possible to do anything for the Lord?

I was wondering, does God need my money? Does he need me to help the poor for himself? Does God almighty get hungry and need me to feed him?

On second thought, I quickly remembered the words of God to Abraham in Genesis 14:18. God said;

Is there anything too hard for the lord?

In other words, God is all-powerful. He can do anything. God can turn stone into humans if he needs worshippers. He can raise the dead. God can heal the sick.

So, why should I worry about doing everything for the Lord?

I searched through the scripture, and I found so many verses that show God does not need anything from me. Here are some to inspire you;

1. Psalm 50:8-13

Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you; your burnt offerings are continually before me. I will not accept a bull from your house or goats from your folds. For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine. “If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and its fullness are mine.

In this verse, I noticed the power of God. He owns everything, including all that we have. He owns the birds of the air and all the beasts of the forest.

If he were to be hungry, God said there is no reason to tell any man because he owns the earth and everything thereof.

2. Job 22:2

Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.

Job was a servant of God that was severely tempted and persecuted by the devil.

Yet, in all, he was faithful to the service of God. He knew all things (good or bad) come to every man because God allows them.

In this verse, he reminds you and me that nothing we shall do will profit God. We cannot feed him. We cannot give God money. He owns everything.

In other words, if we have decided to contribute to his service, we are only doing it for ourselves.

   Acts 17:24-26

The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.

This is yet another verse that tells us that God does not need anything from us. In reality, we are nothing before his eye. Our wealth counts for nothing. Our strength in the Lord counts for nothing.

He has given you everything you owe. Therefore, God does not need anything from you.


So, How can we Do everything as unto the Lords?

How can we Do everything as unto the Lords

We’ve already found out that God needs nothing from you. He does not need them because he owns them in the first place.

If you are still in doubt, Maybe the words of John the Baptist will convince you. He said;

A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

John 3:27

So, if God owns everything, what did Paul mean by saying, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”

The answer is right there in the bible. Let’s take a look at the next verse (verse 24). Paul said,

knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ

So, finally, we’ve gotten to the most important point. All you’ve done in the service of God is for your benefit. It has nothing to benefit God.

In fact, if you contributed to helping the poor in the church, it is for your benefit. If you are part of the choir, you praise God for your blessing.

Paul is saying that for all we do in God’s service, we have an inheritance in the end. God has promised us Eternal Life where there will be no pain, sorrow, persecution, or wickedness.

In God’s kingdom, we will only know love, peace, and happiness. Therefore, all you do in the service of God is for that inheritance to be yours.


Whatever you do, work heartily: A story to Inspire You

Whatever you do, work heartily

One important Bible story that reminds us to give our best in the service of God is the story of Cain and Abel.

Just to remind you, they were both the first children of Adam and Eve. Cain is the eldest and was a farmer. Abel, on the other hand, was a shepherd.

The bible says God requested a sacrifice from them. So, Cain got some of the produce from his farm while Abel also presented the best of his sheep before the Lord.

God was so happy with the sacrifice of Abel. He was pleased that he gave the best of all he had. To quote the bible, “He also brought the firstlings of his flock and the fat thereof.”

For this singular act of faith, God blessed Abel. Though dead, his faith in giving the best sacrifice is documented in the scriptures.

Therefore, in God’s service, we must give our best. And whatever we do, we must not do it grudgingly. On the contrary, God wants us to give with our minds. He wants us to give cheerfully.

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work

2 Corinthians 9:6-8

If we do this, we will claim our blessing in the end.


Do Everything As Unto The Lord Bible verses.

Do Everything As Unto The Lord Bible verses

I have compiled five other bible verses emphasizing dedication to God’s service. Read and be blessed through Christ our Lord.

 1.  Colossians 3:17

Do Everything As Unto The Lord Bible verses

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him

 2. Ephesians 6:6-7

Do Everything As Unto The Lord Bible verses

not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man,

 3. Ecclesiastes 9:10

Do Everything As Unto The Lord Bible verses

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.

4. 2 Chronicles 31:21

Do Everything As Unto The Lord Bible verses

And every work that he undertook in the service of the house of God and in accordance with the law and the commandments, seeking his God, he did with all his heart, and prospered.

5. 1 Peter 2:15

For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

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Author: Akatakpo DunnDunn is a firm believer and a teacher of God's word. Suffering for Jesus is an attribute of a faithful Christian, and I hope to win new souls to Christ with every chance that I get. Articles are well-researched and backed by the scriptures. Follow me: on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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