Do Things as Though Doing Them for Christ

Being a slave during the days of the Romans could not have been an easy thing to do, nevertheless, for those slaves who were Christians, the Holy Spirit had instructions, “Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ.”
The Spirit through Paul continued to say that Christian slaves were not to do these things merely as men-pleasers, but remembering first that they were slaves of Christ, who do the will of God.
Therefore, whatever they did, they were to do it as doing it for the Lord and not merely for men, knowing that the Lord would give back to them whatever good they did to others, and that last truth would happen whether one as a slave or a free person.
We cannot let personal rights be our first priority, but our obligations to the Lord come first, then we can think about our rights (Ephesians 6:5-8).

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Don Ruhl

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