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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS



22Slaves, 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.

23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

25Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.

3: 22– 4: 1   Paul neither condemns nor condones slavery but explains that Christ transcends all divisions between people. Slaves are told to work hard as though their master were Christ himself (3: 23), and masters are responsible for always being just and fair (4: 1). Perhaps Paul was thinking specifically of Onesimus and Philemon, the slave and master whose conflict lay behind his letter to Philemon. Philemon was a slave owner in the Colossian church, and Onesimus had been his slave (see the book of Philemon; Colossians 4: 9).

3: 23   Since Creation, God has given people work to do. If we could regard our work as an act of worship or service to God, such an attitude would take some of the drudgery and boredom out of it. We could work without complaining or resentment if we would treat the challenges related to our jobs as part of the cost and privilege of being Jesus’ disciples.Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and when we are working make sure we work like we are doing it for JESUS,BECAUSE DOIN WRONG WILL BE REPAID BY JESUS NOT MAN!!! by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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