Colossians 4:17 (KJV): “And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfill it.”
COMMENTARY: Have you ever heard the expression, Duty Calls? Duty is a moral or legal obligation or responsibility. In recent decades, it appears that many of the most challenging issues in our society stem from the erosion of duty as a valued and vital element of everyday life.
APPLICATION: This passage of scripture challenges and exhorts us to “take heed” to the ministry that we have received, that we fulfil or accomplish it. We have a God-given responsibility and duty to be good citizens, husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, family members, students, employers, employees, neighbors and community members. If we want our society to improve, it begins with a renewed sense of duty and an abundance of goodness and godliness. Will you take heed today and every day?
For Further Exploration
For further exploration about Acts 3:10 (KJV), read An Orienting Community That Practices the Ways of God’s Kingdom: Acts 2:42-4:32 from the Theology of Work Bible Commentary.