Never say or do anything except in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
– Colossians 3:17
Never say or do anything except in the name of the Lord Jesus…
What a wonderful way to keep check on ourselves
and to keep us away from wrong-doing and out of spiritual trouble!
When Jesus became one like us,
He taught us, by word and by example,
how we should live our lives;
how we should speak and act.
If we invoke Him – the Son of the Living God – before we speak or act,
then we will be calling on Him to be our witness
and, being in awe of Him, we will surely do our utmost not to do any wrong.
…giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Every time we act in Jesus name and follow His example,
we will be giving grateful thanks to the Father,
who so loved us that He gave His one and only Son,
so that believers will not perish but have eternal life. (cf. Jn 3:16)
Father God, Lord Almighty,
I thank You for Your great love
and for demonstrating this
by sending Your One and Only Son, Jesus, to live and die for us.
Thank You, O Heavenly Father, for Your promise of eternal life.
Help me to speak and act in the way Jesus taught me;
help me call upon my Master and seek to imitate Him in all that I do;
and to say and do everything in His Holy name.
Come, Lord Jesus, come and take over!