Colossians 3:23-24


#1

I have two questions about this passage, thanks to everyone that will help me understand.

23 Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ.

The first question is: what exactly is the task? Is Saint Paul talking about spiritual work, good works(charity) or talking about everyday stuff, like studying if we are students, working if we work ?
and the second question is : what is the inheritance Saint Paul says we will receive? Is it salvation? if it is salvation then Saint Paul must be referring to good works in the previous line? thank you for the help :pray:t3:


#2

Yes everyday tasks, all tasks, as if serving God.
Secondly yes, inherit the right to be in the kingdom of God.


#3

In context, St Paul is addressing Christians who are slaves and talking about the everyday tasks commanded by their human masters. He says something similar to slaves in Ephesians 6:5-8.

He addressed all Christians with similar words a few verses earlier when he said, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17)


#4

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