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Obedience in the Workplace (Titus 2:9-10)

Introductory Thoughts

Living the Christian life is not limited in time or place. In fact, the workplace serves as one of the most important places for a Christian to exemplify a testimony for the Lord Jesus. Yet, Christians can fail miserably by being lazy workers or disobedient to employers. According to scripture, servants are to obey their masters (Titus 2:9) from the heart (Colossians 3:22) with fear and trembling (Ephesians 6:5-6). Not only are Christians responsible to obey godly bosses, but the Bible commands the same respect to be given to those who are froward (1 Peter 2:18). Believers ought to behave beyond the norm in their service in the workplace. The Bible affirms this truth by saying that servants should “please” their masters well in all things (Titus 2:9). Many lost people have been led to Christ by Christians who live godly and display an impeccable testimony at work.

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): When we do a job for someone, we are to work as if the Lord Himself asked us to do it. We should not need anyone standing over us making sure we do it (Proverbs 6:6-8).
  • (For everyone): No matter your age or work experience, it is important to learn how to work right. When somebody asks you to do a job, you should do it heartily to the best of your ability.
  • What does the Bible mean when it says that servants should not answer again? What does it mean to say that we should not purloin? How can we work with all good fidelity (Titus 2:10)?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Ask the Lord to help you be a godly worker.
  • Ask God to give you grace to deal with an ungodly employer so that you can maintain your testimony in such a difficult situation.


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