Colossians 3: 18-25

Instructions for Christian Households

18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.

20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

21 Fathers,[fn] do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.

22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. 25 Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.

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Bonnie

Before I was retired what ever job I had I tryed to do the best job possible!!! I was always mindful of these Scriptures!! Whether I was scrubbing toilets or transporting children with special need to and from school, I worked as hard as I possible could!! I always made it very clear that I was a Christian, so my work ethic was a reflextion not only of my self but Jesus and my fellow Christians!! Thinking back as the freedom that I had from the pain that slows me down now the memory is bitter sweet!! I thought that… Read more »

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Bonnie, I woke up with my back out yesterday. It has effected every single thing I’ve done the past two days. It’s still pretty painful today. The fact that you deal with this type of chronic pain makes me feel so much empathy for you. It is so disabling! I have so much to do the next week and a half and I am praying it heals tonight while I sleep. But, as I sit here at my friends table and the cardinals and bluejays are within my vision directly out her kitchen window, I am in awe. I’ve been… Read more »

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Such wise words!! You are right!! My back holds me back alot from doing what I want to get done!! But it also bring things into my life that are good, that I would miss if I weren’t forced to stay still!! I remember the first I knew about your chasing the bluebirds was on You trip to Gilgal and adventures on the 66!! I remember it kept getting away before you could capture the shot!!! So excited you finally got a picture!! It is not just a picture!! It is a perfect picture!! 2 times in more recent years… Read more »

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v. Therefore, as is fitting in the Lord means: … · This means that a woman should take great care in how she chooses her husband. Remember, ladies: this is what God requires of you in marriage. This is His expectation of you. Instead of looking for an attractive man, instead of looking for a wealthy man, instead of looking for a romantic man, you better first look for a man you can respect. I wish I had heard this many, many years ago. But, it is what it is and we are where we are. When bad things happen… Read more »