In this verse, Paul, the author of this letter to the Colossians, is encouraging people who follow Jesus to work hard at everything they do. Why? Not so they can get praise and recognition, but so God can! Part of following God means living every part of our lives for God. Work hard as you clean your bathroom, because you’re doing it to honor God. Work hard to study for that test, because you’re doing it for God. Work hard to be kind to your family, because you’re doing it for God. When you do, you’re giving others a small glimpse into what it really looks like to live your life for God.
What is something that you can put some extra effort into today to honor God?