Colossians 3:17 is a favorite of many. We love the reminder to do all things for the glory of God. And it is a needful reminder, as we reside in a world that teaches us to do things for our own glory.
Scripture is clear, that our God will not share His Glory with another (Isaiah 42:8). But for some of us, this is an ongoing lesson for us to learn.
How can YOU do all things for His glory, instead of stroking your pride? What does Colossians 3:17 teach you?
A bit of godly wisdom from Adam Clarke’s Commentary –
“Whatsoever ye do in word or deed – Let your words be right, and your actions upright.
Do all in the name of the Lord Jesus – Begin with him, and end with him; invoke his name, and pray for his direction and support, in all that ye do; and thus every work will be crowned with all requisite success. Doing every thing in the name of God, and referring every thing to his glory, is as rational as it is pious. . .
Giving thanks to God – Even praises, as well as prayers, must ascend to God through this Mediator. We have no authority to say that God will accept even our thanksgiving, unless it ascend to him through Christ Jesus.”