Not long ago I was in a group discussion with several individuals participating and we were discussing several topics of interest that were relevant at this particular time. It was the normal back and forth, pleasant banter, but one of the gentlemen remarked he could do certain things without taking God and God’s Word into consideration which I did not agree with.
Never would I tell someone that they have to be perfect to be a Christian or to live for God and my resume here for the ministry illustrates this but we do have to try our best. As Christians, God wants us to do all things for God or unto God for his glorification, and when we look throughout scripture; we see men and women who did just this regardless of any factor.
When I explained my disagreement with this gentleman, he wanted scripture and I gave him a few and the reasons why I believed we should do whatever to God’s glorification. One scripture I truly believe all Christians should adhere to and strive to live by is Colossians 3:17, “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”
This is a very deep verse and while it is self-explanatory, we should always do our best to understand each scripture. Oftentimes, people will read a piece of scripture and use it for their own advantage or agenda which is dangerous because one should never take scripture out of context. In this chapter, we are reading about the life of a new man in Jesus Christ and the life of a man in Christ takes on many forms and will take us many places but the one commonality we all share is Christ must be front and center.
Wisdom is a key aspect of a Godly life and we should be correcting one another with wisdom, in love, and should desire to be a wise person above all else. Wisdom is much more important than anything else and wisdom is different than education as an educated person is not always wise and I have learned this time and time again. Personally, I consider myself to be an educated person as I have two degrees and am well versed in different areas but this does not equate to wisdom and there are several people I know—or know of—who would argue against both.
Regardless of what anyone thinks, if it does not line up with what God says then it is not wise. So much of what we learn about in academia is not wise and too many college students are taught by educated professors who are not wise which typically results in college students being indoctrinated into unwise education. When God’s word tells us to do all things either in word or deed, unto God, we are to do these things the best of our abilities unto God for his glorification which is how the man or woman of God should desire to live their life.