In this series on “faithful men” (I will include women), there is one role that concerns me regarding those who profess to be Christians. I often hear employees complain about their jobs, wages and employers to the point that it is embarrassing, especially if they say Jesus is their Lord. I will give a few Scriptures and then close with some comments.
“Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled” (1 Timothy 6:1).
“Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants with a sincere heart of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man” (Ephesians 6:5–7; Colossians 3:22-23 is similar).
God’s reputation (His name) is on the line through the way we do our work faithfully and respect our employer. Even if we are in the position of being the employer, we must “stop…threatening, knowing that He who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with Him” (Ephesians 6:9). In either position, we are God’s ambassadors and missionaries in the work place. Faithfulness goes a long way in making the message of the gospel clear to others through our manner of life.
Make sure you are faithful in the place where God has called you!
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