Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | May 18, 2023

Being Real 24/7 For His Sake

“Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.” Colossians 3:22-25 (NIV)

It is so easy to live by appearances, doing and saying only what we think others want to see us doing or saying. The problem with that, however, is that God, for sure and for certain knows exactly what is on our mind and heart any time we say or do something.

When the apostle Paul gave advice to the Colossians, he was very specific about the importance of doing what is right, even when no one is watching. He also said that they should do everything with reverence for the Lord, as if working for the Lord and not for human masters.

The Bible teaches us to honor and obey the authority that is placed over us. This includes our employers. Though Paul’s words were said so long ago, they are very valid still today. During recent times, when so much has changed in the world because of a health pandemic, Paul’s advice to the slave workers is very vital so organizations worldwide can remain alive.

The pandemic caused companies to restructure and change the way they do business. Employee homes became their offices, as work still needed to get done while offices were shutdown to keep people from spreading a deadly virus.

When we work as unto the Lord and not unto man, we will do our best and honor our employer, even if no one is around to tell us what time we should start or end our day, because we will be honest about how we keep our schedule and use our resources.  We must honor God at all times; to know that He is watching us serves as a good reminder that we should be good stewards of what has been entrusted to us.

“Thank You, Lord, for teaching us how to be real even if no one is watching.”

 For His Glory

Luska Natali
TRBC Women’s Life


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