Today you should read: Colossians 4:7-18
I don’t know about you but most of the time, when I read the end of one of these letters where they give final greetings, I tend to just skim it and think to myself, “they are just saying goodbye”. Writing this today made me really stop and read this ending and examine it for a while and what really hit me was a question.
What do you do in the kingdom of God?
We see several different people in this ending from Paul and he attaches to most of them jobs, assignments or purposes that they have within the kingdom of God. Let’s look at them:
Tychicus and Onesimus- reporters to the churches of Paul’s ministry
Aristarchus- fellow prisoner with Paul for Christ
Mark and Jesus (called Justus)- fellow co-workers with Paul for Christ
Epaphras -prayer warrior
Luke and Demas- fellow co-workers with Paul for Christ
Nympha- hostess for church that met in her home
There is one last person, Archippus, that Paul directs a command to that I want to pose to you and I today.
“And say to Archippus, “Be sure to carry out the ministry the Lord gave you.””
Colossians 4:17 NLT
Now, back to the question, what is it you do in the kingdom? What are your gifts and talents? What is the, “ministry the Lord gave you”? My challenge to you and I today is if you know what that is, be sure to carry it out. Use what God has given to serve others. If you don’t know what that is or you do but you are not fulfilling it, get going and get serving. God has uniquely gifted and purposes you to help the body of Christ grow and expand. Don’t miss out on the blessings God has in store for you as you serve Him and the church.
Posted by: Robbie Byrd