Ephesians 6:9

Ecclesiastes 10

9 And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.

4 responses to “Ephesians 6:9

  1. I have always found it interesting to note that these “slaves” or servants, who were obviously born again believers, were not delivered from their situation, and set free. Being a Christian does not mean that you will automatically be worry or stress free, or that things will never be hard. God may place us in certain uncomfortable situations for a season to grow our relationship with Him, or he may let us live in an economic condition where we don’t have as many resources as some other people. But God is able to do whatever He wants to do in our lives. You may have to deal with a certain situation an think “Why do I have to go through this? Noone else I know is dealing with this?” and we may begin to feel like God is not fair, or that He is punishing us, or that He does not love us like He loves other people who deserve more than us, or whatever. But God’s sovereignty does not always compute to our human understanding. God may be allowing us to do through something difficult for His glorification, and we may never understand why. But if we will just seek Him and trust HIm and serve Him, He will be able to keep us in the way He wants us to go.

  2. Right on Ewage. This was a message to brothers in Christ who were slaves by trade. Being redeemed does not free us from all of our earthly shackles, but it gives us strength, perspective, and eternal hope. Sometimes God needs us to witness to the people in our kingdom of influence and that kingdom might be the grill crew at MacDonalds or some other tough situation. It is not always about our own comfort and joy, it is about being where we can further the Kingdom.

  3. really not much to add since Ewage and Rickster did a good job covering it…

    Reading this I thought of Atlanta and the homeless believers…Many Christian Churches in Atlanta reject these believers failing to recognize that we are all the body…So we need to remember regardless of our position, status, gender, etc…we are all the body of Christ, not one is better than the other!

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