A Verse to Hide in your Heart

In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you were doing it for the Lord, not for people.

Colossians 3:23 NCV

This verse has so many lessons in it for us, and for our kids:

IN all the work -So yes, that means while you are actually doing the work

In ALL the work - not just the work you like

In all the work YOU are doing - Okay Moms and Dads this verse is for us too, not just the kids

work the BEST you can - we are being called to do better than the every one else

work the best YOU CAN - don't beat your self up, if you can't do it perfect.

work as if you were doing it FOR THE LORD- make you work be an act of worship, remembering that we have been called to be servants of all.

NOT FOR PEOPLE - while our work can be done as an example and a ministry to others, we do our work, because we love the Lord, not because we are being watched by our neighbors.

So teaching our kids to be happy helpers involves many things, but what does it teach them about money?
I would like to exchange just one word in this verse to help focus this on our lesson.

In all the work that you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you are doing it for the Lord, not for MONEY.

Having integrity in your work comes from your motivation, and it all starts here.


  1. Just found your site through Ann Kroeker and I love it! I had never thought to exchange people for money at the end of that verse, but it makes a lot of sense. The message is a lot like the one from the parable of the workers in the vineyard in Matthew 20. I look forward to reading more posts as I follow your blog!

  2. Thanks for visiting. The Matthew 20 passage is a great one, that I may be visiting in the future. Thanks for sharing your ideas.