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Colossians 3:17

Colossians 3:17…”And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” As Christians, we really have no basis for complaining. We have been given far more than we deserve. In fact, if we got what we deserved, we would be under God’s eternal judgement right now. So, having this biblical perspective, we should be thankful for God’s abundant mercy in Jesus, and know that we don’t need anything else. He is sufficient, and is all we need to be satisfied. Our words and deeds should reflect grateful hearts, and we need to repent from dissatisfaction (i.e. prideful unbelief and selfishness). If we’re honest, we’re really just upset with God when we’re dissatisfied with our circumstances. This is an intellectually inconsistent position for the Christian, who is instructed to believe in a sovereign God who directs our circumstances:

Isaiah 48:17, “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.”


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