The wise servant who follows his king’s
orders, earns the favor of the king. In addition, the servant who acts
shamefully by disrespecting the king earns his wrath. It is also true in the
workplace. Those who have learned to respect authority and follow orders
normally will progress and be promoted. Those who do their own thing will anger
their supervisors and could miss raises and promotions and could even lose
The Lord expects us to respect those in
authority over us. Without this honor and obedience, anarchy and rebellion will
set in and confusion and disorder will be the result. The Lord expects the
worker (servant) to honor his boss and work for him as unto the Lord. He also
expects the boss (master) to be kind to his workers and not threaten them. The
Lord is the one who will repay both master and servant (Ephesians 6:5-9).
We are to work with a submissive
spirit. Sometimes people who appear to be submissive are only “going
through the motions,” while, inwardly they are resenting their positions.
Of course, there are limits to submission; it should always be “as unto
the Lord.” As we submit to God first, He will resolve any problems
involving submission to others. God never expects us to submit to anything that
is immoral or contrary to His Word. If an authority were to ask us to lie for
them, we would have to refuse; but even then, we can refuse with a proper
Today try to be the wise servant who honors God with your actions at work or in
whoever you come in contact with.