In his letter to the Colossians, Paul discussed the topics of our relationship with God and our relationships with each other. He emphasized that workers should comply with their employers in the same way that servants obey their masters. This obedience should come from the heart, as if serving the Lord who rewards good service. When serving their masters, servants should not merely perform their duties to please others, but should do so with sincerity of heart and reverence for God.
“Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye service, as men pleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: And what soever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men”(Colossian 3:22-23).
God requires obedience from all of us in our dealings with God and man.
“Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel”(Exodus 19:5-6).
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“Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it; And that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the LORD swore unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey”(Deuteronomy 11:8-9).
The focus of the relationship between servants and masters should be obedience to God. According to God, those who keep their covenant are a special treasure to Him, above all others, as a kingdom of priests, a holy nation, and His children. Therefore, it is necessary to obey all rules and regulations with wholehearted commitment. This is both a requirement from God and the right thing to do.
For you to get your rights, benefits and entitlements, you must obey stipulated rules and regulations at the place of work. You must do this whether your servant or master fulfilled his or not. You break God’s covenant when you fail to keep your own part of the covenant. When you carry out your responsibilities in the office as instructed, God will answer your prayers for progress, blessing and promotion. God expects that you hearken diligently to His voice to observe all His commandments. Many people quote the Word of God and claim His promises in vain without observing simple rules in their offices or organization.
You can only claim God’s promises and see the manifestations when you hearken unto His voice and honor rules and regulations in your place of work as a master or servant.
“There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success”(Joshua 1:5-8).