“Above all, put on love—the perfect bond of unity. And let the peace of the Messiah, to which you were also called in one body, control your hearts. Be thankful. Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” (Colossians 3:14-17)
Paul, in his letter to the Colossians, was always one to encourage. Here he encouraged them to be about love. Love towards one another and love to those around them. This love is possible because of what Jesus was doing in and through them. Because of Jesus, we are able to love. We are able to be united. We are able to be thankful. We are able to sing.
Paul also tells the Colossians that “whatever” they do, they should do it in Jesus’ name. Because He should be all about what we say and do. This week, let us be about that as well. Let us love and encourage one another. Let us in whatever we say and do, do it for the glory of God because of Jesus.