Christians respect authority. To respect someone is to show them consideration because of their position or place in your life. For example, God’s Word tells children to respect their parents, church members to respect their pastors, citizens to respect the law, and employees to respect their employers.
The three verses that follow tell you to respect the people you work for.
These first century verses refer of “slaves” and the work they do for their “masters.” “Slaves” here in the NIV is translated “servants” in the KJV. Servants, whether voluntary or involuntary, comprised a large part of the labor force at that time, and many of these servants were Christians and members of local churches. In today’s context and in keeping with the spirit of the verses, employee and employer can be substituted for slave and master.
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