This past Lord’s Day our local pastor, Mike Rue, exposited on the scriptures found in Ephesians 6:5-9. This section of scripture is usually sub-titled “Slave and Masters” in most bible translations. Culturally we can relate to this section
of scripture as “Employees and Bosses”. The text provides answers to the following: How, as Christians, do we behave within the confines of our daily grind, (job used in a popular negative term) and relate to our bosses or employees.
Pastor Mike lays out two imperatives from this text: (I know they originally came from the Apostle Paul inspired by the Holy Spirit)
1) Work as if Jesus was your boss.
Work with sincerity and respect.
2) Treat your employee as if he was Jesus.
Respect and honor.
How are treating those who serve us?
We all can relate as a boss in how we treat our server at a restaurant.
Whether you are a janitor scrubbing toilets or a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, there is no difference with God.
Mike also asked each of us to pray and consider a few practical ways we could change the way we work to display Christ.
Here are a few I came up with:
Perform my job as if it has a direct reflection on Christ and his accomplishments.
Love and respect all of my co-workers regardless of how they treat me.
Serve my boss as I should be serving Christ.
Below is the link to the sermon. I hope you glean as much from it as I did.
Displaying Christ from 9 to 5.
Soli Deo Gloria!