There are many ways to insult someone.
You could attack them personally by making light of their socio-economic status.
One may insult others’ political affiliation.
If someone really wants to get under the skin of another, they will offer them a backhanded compliment that will act as a slow burn throughout the mind of the receiver.
Insulting me is a bit easier though. All one has to do is call me lazy.
This word stings as if it were salt to an open wound.
Claiming that I am anything resembling lazy unnerves me. As Christians, if we are ok with being identified as lazy, whether spiritually or physically, there needs to be a reevaluation of self.
Our position in Christ does so much more than merely give us the illuminated title of “Christian.”
Another title we may proudly boast is a “workman.”
We are Christ’s workmanship and called to walk unto good works (Ephesians 2:10). This walk should be conducted heartily as this pleases the Lord (Colossians 3:23). The Lord should be the priority and destination of our walk.
We are to be a workman in our day to day lives, our relationships, and even as studious Christians within our study of the Word- Be a workman!
Scripturally, we are called to be workmen who right divides the Word of Truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 states,
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
No matter what we do, because of what Christ has done, our intentions should be set upon Him!
We are merely mirrors reflecting the glory of God and if your mirror is dirty, I pray this is a call to pull out the spiritual Windex which is the Word of God (1 Corinthians 10:31)!
So join me in this spiritual union of workmanship, building up the Body of Christ in the name of Christ.