And 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.
Colossians 3:17 (NIV)
According to a national survey, 30 percent of new Canadians aged 18-34, and 23 percent of university-educated new Canadians, said they are likely to move to another country in the next two years. One of the challenges for immigrants is the cost of living in Canada. The cost of living in Canada has recently jumped at a rate not seen in over 30 years. Economists say that Canadian leaders need to do everything they can to stop young Canadians from leaving the country.
Followers of Jesus are called to a high standard in everything we say and do. We are to honour the Lord Jesus in everything, whether in public or in private. How is this possible? The Bible says this in Colossians 3:17: “And 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.” Ponder the implications of this. When you are thinking about doing something, or saying something, or posting something on a social media platform, ask yourself, “Can I do this in the name of the Lord Jesus? Does this honour Him, represent Him well, bring glory to His name?” And if it doesn’t, don’t say it, don’t do it, don’t post it! It’s as simple as that. We are all guilty of saying things, doing things or posting things we later regret. How much wiser to stop and reconsider, potentially saving yourself, and Jesus, embarrassment later. The Bible is clear here – whatever you do, in word or deed, do it in the name of the Lord Jesus. Whatever it is. And if you can’t in Jesus’ name, stop. This is good Biblical wisdom.
These have been words from the heart.