Working For the Lord

Series: Re-Imaged | Week 1: An Image To Bear

Read Colossians 3:23-24 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.


  1. No matter what you do, who should you be working for?
  2. What is the “inheritance” we will receive?


How do we keep our Christian character in check when everyone else just seems to be out for themselves? How do we work hard and find purpose in our roles when we don’t feel like we’re being paid fairly?

We remember – God is my ultimate boss, and salvation is my real reward.

We can’t control who our manager is or how much we get paid. And waiting for the world to give you the perfect position is an exercise in anxiety.

The wisdom we’re given in Colossians is to focus on something we can control. It’s a perspective shift. If God is my boss and salvation is my reward, that means I can always find purpose and motivation in my job. I can control how I show up for work. I can control my attitude toward the job and toward others. I can work wholeheartedly.

I’m not working for people. I’m working for the Lord, and He always deserves my best.

The work I provide may be worth more than the paycheck I get, but it will never be worth more than the reward that awaits me in heaven.


How would your relationship with your supervisor and coworkers change if you lived out this command in Colossians? Make a list of 2-3 things that would change immediately if you adopted this perspective.