"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 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."
This passage was explained to me in a new way (for me) today. First, the whole "slaves" and "masters" terminology should, in the modern sense, be understood as "employees" and "employers". That being said, the other point made was that employees should obey their employers as if they (the employers) are Christ.
Ummm...ouch. Yes, because that's exactly what I think when I skip into work each day!
Not that this passage hit me in a personal way or anything...
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