Out text is Ephesians 6:5-8 as we continue our study of bondservants and masters. In this message, we apply – as best we can – those analogous characteristics of obedience between slaves and masters to our modern economic relationships. We look at five characteristics of obedience required of the bondservant that are helpful in pursuing personal holiness.
5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, 6 not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, 7 rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, 8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. (ESV)