Devotional For September 18, 2023

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭17‬

Colossians 3:17 serves as a reminder of the significance of Christ in every aspect of our lives. It challenges us to live with purpose, integrity, and gratitude as we carry the name of Jesus into the world.

The verse begins with the phrase “whatever you do in word or deed.” This inclusive language leaves no room for compartmentalizing our faith. It means that every word we speak and every action we take should be influenced by our identity as followers of Christ.

Doing everything “in the name of the Lord Jesus” means that we act as representatives of Christ, reflecting His character and values. It’s a call to integrity, reminding us that our behavior should align with the teachings and example of Jesus.

The verse concludes with “giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Gratitude is a natural response to living in the name of Jesus. When we recognize the privilege and responsibility of bearing His name, our hearts overflow with thanksgiving for the salvation and purpose we find in Him.

Are there areas where your words or deeds do not align with the name of Jesus? How can you live more intentionally in His name, bringing glory to God?


Lord, thank You for the gift of salvation through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Help me to live every moment in His name, reflecting His love, grace, and truth in all I say and do. Let my life be a testimony to Your goodness. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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