Honor your employer
He who waits on his master will be honored. Proverbs 27:18 (NKJV)
God cares about every aspect of our daily lives. Nothing is off limits when it comes to His involvement or expectations. Unfortunately, there’s a large chunk of life where this truth is often forgotten and neglected…work.
“My work? Well that’s where I have to be. If I had my choice I’d be busy doing things I’m really interested in, or I’d find some way to serve God. But work, that’s where I put my faith on hold.”
If that’s your attitude, you need to know that nothing could be more opposite of what God wants. The Bible is incredibly clear on this point: Our light is supposed to shine at our job and in our work. We do this by raising the bar and being exemplary employees (Colossians 3:22, Ephesians 6:5, 1 Timothy 6:1).
We ought to not only meet but also exceed our job description. There shouldn’t be any hesitation when our boss is asked what kind of worker we are. We should work in such a way that they want ten more employees just like us.
Now notice the promise here in Proverbs 27:18: Those who wait on their master will be honored. If you’re faithful in the realm of your employment, you’re the one who will benefit. The Lord may show you supernatural favor. You may earn the respect and appreciation of your coworkers. Somehow, somewhere, you will be honored.
Sometimes we can fall into the trap of thinking our workplace is incompatible with our Christian faith. Or, we just don’t see it as a place where our spiritual obedience is on the line. It is, and when we make it a point to honor God by honoring our employer, it’s sure to come back to us.
Think About It…
What does this passage reveal to me about God?
What does this passage reveal to me about myself?
Based on this, what changes do I need to make?
What is my prayer for today?