Colossians 3:17 & 23 – CODE OF HONOR 

Many years ago I was a Boy Scout.  Each Boy Scout was confronted with, what I would call, a code of Honor. There were not rigid rules, but guidelines for behavior. There was: 

The Scout Motto – “Be prepared.” 

The Scout Law –  “A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.” 

The Scout Oath – “On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country; to obey the scout law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.” 

Other organizations have similar guidelines, or codes of honor for their members to follow.  As Christians, we too, have what we might call a “code of honor” found in our text. Our code of honor is to: 

  1. DO ALL IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS Vs. 17

That means we do it with His approval.

That means we do it in His authority. He has authorized us to behave the way we are behaving.

If we do not have His approval and /or authority, we need to change our behavior. 

  1. DO ALL GIVING THANKS TO GOD Vs. 17

1 Thessalonians 5:18 

  1. DO ALL HEARTILY FOR THE LORD Vs 23