Even as a slave, one must follow this scripture found in 1 Timothy 4:10, “In fact this is why we work hard and struggle, because we have set our hope on the living God, who is the savior of all people, especially of believers.”
The unsettling subject about work is the underlined fact that it’s quite hard to believe when you’re on minimum wage and two months behind on your rent. The only object to one’s affection for work is the belief that he ore she will acquire a better job with higher pay. As for working with their current employer, he or she is usually just passing the time.
So who is responsible for the way we work? Is the answer A. God, B. The Owner, C. Us, or D. All of the above. Well the answer is D, all of the above. Biblically we are to be held accountable by God in reference to how we serve not only him but our employer. Many times we are not placed into positions to make a lot of money; we are placed into certain positions to show the image of Christ in the work place.
If the employee would just meditate for a few seconds at the work place during lunch and ask themselves the simple question. Would Jesus perform the way we do on our jobs? If this question were to be asked by every believer in Christ, then work place production would surely rise by 100% all over the country. Because simply Jesus not only wept, but he washed feet, raised the dead and worked the harvest as if he were working for God our father.
Some may say that it’s quite controversial to work for someone who doesn’t care about you and treat you like crap. Well I’m not a saint myself and I’m not the one who made the rules, just ask God. Just remember that those whom are over you now will be judged also for their treatment of their employees. And that my friend, is God working for you!
Thank you and God Bless!