Read Colossians 3:18-25
People are sinful. We are imperfect. We can be hard to love. Sometimes, I am so amazed how my husband can love and serve me even right after we have an argument. When he does, though, I get to see a glimpse of God’s love for me. While I was still a sinner, Christ died for me. This is the greatest act of love and service.
When we love and serve others, we are in a way, loving and serving Christ. We may not always feel that the person we are called to serve is deserving, but the truth is, we were FAR from deserving of Jesus’ sacrifice. Yet He held nothing back when He died for you and me.
In these last few verses of Colossians three, we are called to love and serve people in certain ways. We are able to do this not because they deserve it or not, but because we are doing it for the Lord. The way we live our lives, and especially the way we interact with others, can point others to God. Even more, it can bring glory to God. This is why we love. This is why we respect. This is why we serve.
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” ~Colossians 3:23