From Pastor’s Desk:
Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters…
KJV uses “do it heartily” which is (Greek) ψυχή psuchē (psoo-khay’); breath, that is, (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul… NASB’s footnote on “heartily” is “from the soul.”
This thought began prior to verse 23. “Whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus [and in dependence on Him], giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (verse 17 AMP).
David wrote, “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name.” In my opinion, David called upon the inner regions of himself, upon that part of him wherein resides life, breathed into him only by God Himself. Extending that to “all that is within me” he calls then upon every fiber of his being to bless the LORD. To “bless the LORD” is to make His heart happy with all that we do.
Let if suffice to say that nothing short of doing what we do for the Lord is to be done heartily and with all that is within us.