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Ephesians 6:6,7 – With good humor!

01-10-2018 - Posted by Andre Piet

Slaves, be obeying your masters according to the flesh with fear and trembling, in the singleness of your heart, as to Christ not with eye-slavery, as man-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the soul, with good humor slaving as to the Lord and not to men…

The position of slave means that you are always at the service of your owner. Undoubtedly, among the owners were those who misused their rights. How difficult they made it for their slaves to be obedient. Yet Paul instructs us to do just that. After all, it is GOD who places each of us in a certain position in society. But then also gives the ability to properly fulfill that. And not only for the eye or to be flattered by people. No, “be a slave with good humor”. This is only possible if you know a really good message as a slave! In that realization you do not just do the will of your lord “to the flesh”, no you do the will of GOD. Then you serve Christ, the “Lord of all” With heart and soul! That is what GODS grace can work out in a human life. How telling that is!