Colossians 3:23
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Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

King James Bible
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

Darby Bible Translation
Whatsoever ye do, labour at it heartily, as [doing it] to the Lord, and not to men;

World English Bible
And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men,

Young's Literal Translation
and all, whatever ye may do -- out of soul work -- as to the Lord, and not to men,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Servants, obey - See on Ephesians 6:5-8 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

whatsoever. See on ver.

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

2 Chronicles 31:21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God...

Psalm 47:6,7 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises to our King, sing praises...

Psalm 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Psalm 119:10,34,145 With my whole heart have I sought you: O let me not wander from your commandments...

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave...

Jeremiah 3:10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned to me with her whole heart, but feignedly, said the LORD.

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers...

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Zechariah 7:5-7 Speak to all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month...

Matthew 6:16 Moreover when you fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces...

Romans 14:6,8 He that regards the day, regards it to the Lord; and he that regards not the day, to the Lord he does not regard it. He that eats...

Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

Ephesians 6:6,7 Not with eye-service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart...

1 Peter 2:13,15 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme...

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The Peace of God
Baltimore, U.S., 1874. Westminster Abbey. November 8, 1874. Colossians. iii 15. "Let the peace of God rule in your hearts." The peace of God. That is what the priest will invoke for you all, when you leave this abbey. Do you know what it is? Whether you do or not, let me tell you in a few words, what I seem to myself to have learned concerning that peace. What it is? how we can obtain it? and why so many do not obtain it, and are, therefore, not at peace? It is worth while to do so. For
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

May 18. "For Ye are Dead" (Col. Iii. 3).
"For ye are dead" (Col. iii. 3). Now, this definite, absolute and final putting off of ourselves in an act of death, is something we cannot do ourselves. It is not self-mortifying, but it is dying with Christ. There is nothing can do it but the Cross of Christ and the Spirit of God. The church is full of half dead people who have been trying, like poor Nero, to slay themselves for years, and have not had the courage to strike the fatal blow. Oh, if they would just put themselves at Jesus' feet, and
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Some General Uses.
Before we come to speak of some particular cases of deadness, wherein believers are to make use of Christ as the Life, we shall first propose some useful consequences and deductions from what hath been spoken of this life; and, I. The faith of those things, which have been mentioned, would be of great use and advantage to believers; and therefore they should study to have the faith of this truth fixed on their hearts, and a deep impression thereof on their spirits, to the end, that, 1. Be their case
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Cups Running Over
Brokenness, however, is but the beginning of Revival. Revival itself is being absolutely filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit, and that is victorious living. If we were asked this moment if we were filled with the Holy Spirit, how many of us would dare to answer "yes"? Revival is when we can say "yes" at any moment of the day. It is not egoistic to say so, for filling to overflowing is utterly and completely God's work--it is all of grace. All we have to do is to present our empty, broken self
Roy Hession and Revel Hession—The Calvary Road

Cross References
Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

Ephesians 6:7
Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people,

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