“Not with eye service; as men pleasers, but as the servant of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart” (Ephesians 6: 6).
Text: Ephesians 6:5-8.
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King David’s charge to Solomon his son was to serve God with a perfect heart and a willing mind. He was to fear God and serve him in truth, maintaining a close relationship with God and His word. As Christians, the Bible instructs us to regard all work and service done on earth as services rendered to God. We should work as if Christ is our employer, knowing that all work done wholeheartedly before God will receive a just recompense of reward (Colossian 3: 23, 24; Ephesians 5:6 – 8).
The scriptural way of serving God and man as Christians must be with sincerity of heart and not with eye service or pretense. You are to serve in obedience and sincerity of heart. Your love for God must be so contagious that the unbelievers around you will observe it. Like the faithful Daniel in Babylon, your lifestyle should challenge them to serve God sincerely. Also, your employers, who are unbelievers, will get to know God in truth and will in turn serve God with sincerity of heart.
Serve in obedience and sincerity
Serve as though God is your employer.
Prayer for today
Give me the grace to serve well, oh God.