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Thoughts from Ephesians-Thought # 63, Christ-Centered Words to Masters (Eph. 6:9)

by Larry Miles

The Apostle Paul writes these words in Eph. 6:9, “Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that He who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with Him.”

         Warren Wiersbe writes,   “The Christian faith does not bring about harmony by erasing social or cultural distinctions. Servants are still servants when they trust Christ, and masters are still masters. Rather, the Christian faith brings harmony by working in the heart. Christ gives us a new motivation, not a new organization. Both servant and master are serving the Lord and seeking to please Him, and in this way, they are able to work together to the glory of God.”

What are some of the responsibilities of a Christian master (or emplyer0 to his workers?

“His relationship with his workers was one of mutual respect and a desire to glorify God.”

“The Christian employer cannot take privileges with God simply because of his position; nor should a Christian employer play favorites with those under his authority.


Larry Miles is Co-Editor of Word & Work and attends Cherry St. Church of Christ in New Albany, IN

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2 corinthians 1:3-4