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.