Ephesians 6: 5-9 Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ; 6 not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, 7 with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, 8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.
9 And you, masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.
Responsibilities of Employees (v. 5-8)
Goal: Please God
Colossians 3:23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,
The key is obedience
I Peter 2:18-20 Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. 19 For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God.
Our goal is not to please the boss – “not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers” (v. 6)
We are to work cheerfully and willingly – with “good will” (v. 7)
Our rewards will come from God (v. 8)
Responsibilities of Employers (v. 9)
Goal: Please God
We should not take advantage because of our position
We must recognize that we serve the same Master and are equal in His sight
We must not show favoritism
My skill set is sharper today than it was three years ago, and my boss would agree.
My faith has made me “more valuable” to my company, not “less valuable.”
I have a reputation at work for being someone who sacrificially helps others succeed without needing any credit for it.
I have learned to stand firm in my convictions regardless of the setting or circumstance.
I am the same person on Monday at work as I am Sunday at church.
Taken from Life @ Work by John Maxwell
“It’s time for believers to confidently carry their faith with them into the marketplace so that our very culture feels the difference.” Bob Briner