Fruitful Labor

“We proclaim [Jesus], admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.”  (Colossians 1:28–29, NIV 1984).

My Musings – We labor struggle and spend our energy on so many things in this life.  Many worthwhile, some less so.  But to bear much fruit, like the fruits of the Spirit (“love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control“) and to present converts and disciples “perfect in Christ” through “His energy, which so powerfully works in [us],” are the only things that will survive the grave.  That will be “fruitful labor for [us].”

My Advice – Be fruitful and multiply.