In the course of our lives we will spend roughly 80,000 hours in the workplace.
Seeing that work takes up so much of our time and focus, shouldn’t we once in a while stop to examine our attitudes to the work place and to our working colleagues? How do we conduct ourselves at work? Do we interact with our colleagues in a manner that honours God, and what does God say about this huge part of our lives that we so readily box up and keep separate from our “Christian” lives.
Series: … Smart, Part 2
Sunday, 28th April 2013
Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.
And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.
He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.