Obey them, not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free (Ephesians 6:6-8).
So we’ve established that you’re not a slave, although that may be difficult to believe some days.
But you probably have a boss, and these verses fit the boss-employee relationship, too.
It’s simple, really: you just have to imagine that your boss is the Lord.
Wait…are you laughing or crying? I can’t tell.
I don’t know if you have a good boss or not, but I do know that “My boss is a jerk” is no excuse for failing to do your work wisely and well. If you have any doubts about that, I have one word for you.
If anyone ever had an excuse for skating by and doing the minimum, it would have been he. But Joseph knew that, no matter who signed his paychecks, he had one Master.
You work for God, Beloved. He redeemed you–that means he purchased you. You have accepted him as Lord–that means he is your master. So whoever signs your paychecks, you only really ever have one boss. Work for him today…and give him all you’ve got.
Happy Tuesday, Beloved.