leading like a servant

man pointing at woman

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com

Ephesians 6:9 (JDV)

Ephesians 6:9 And masters, treat your slaves the same way, without threatening them, because you know that both their Master and yours is in the sky, and there is no favoritism with him.

leading like a servant

Don’t let this instruction get lost in the translation. Paul tells the masters to treat their slaves in the same way. What way? Paul had instructed the Christian slaves to obey their human masters, to serve them sincerely and with a good attitude, as to the Lord. Now he instructs the masters to be reciprocal. It is so much easier to work hard and have a good attitude if you know your employers care about you and take your needs seriously.

Mutual submission for masters means treating your employees the way the Lord would. Jesus would not criticize, condemn, belittle or abuse his servants. He leads with loving-kindness.

Lord, show us how to lead like a servant.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
This entry was posted in leadership, servanthood and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s