In Colossians chapter 3, verses 16 and 17, Paul writes, “Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. ”
These verses are so beautiful and inspiring. Paul had such a talent for writing that it is clear to me that Jesus had to have known this, and this had to have been one of the reasons that he was chosen to be an apostle for Christ to the Gentiles, and given his vision on the road to Damascus.
Paul’s words in the last verse, to do things as a representative of Jesus, really struck a chord with me when I was reading it. For so many years of my life, especially when I was very young and a young adult, I struggled with trying to figure out ‘how to act’. I marveled that some people seemed to have great personalities and draw others to them without effort. I wanted this quality for myself, but it never came naturally to me.
When I came back to Christ and God after using interacting with them while using a legal substance for a few years, I understood that human esteem is valueless in their eyes. I began to read the Bible and absorb Christ’s teachings, and I realized I had been chasing after so many of the wrong things. No wonder I was miserable, trying to attain the esteem of my fellow humans, who are fickle, and whose attention is fleeting.
Now I understand that all I need to know about life and how to be and how to ‘act’ is in the Bible, and here Paul seems to answer all of my life’s questions in one sentence. Paul tells us to act as representatives of Jesus and to do what he does. This is truly all I ever needed to know; that if I emulate the incredibly deep love for all that Christ has and try to mirror that in all of my behaviors, then I am behaving in the way that God would have me do, and I never have to worry about what other people think or try to win others over. I only have to strive to live my life as God and Christ would have me live it, and to remember that I represent Jesus, as his follower, in whatever I say and do.
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