Geeking Out Over Ephesians Study – Part 8

Welcome to the Geeks Under Grace official Daily Study post for 6/18/15. Here we will share some thoughts regarding Ephesians 6:1-9 and a simple prayer related to those scriptures.

Passage

Ephesians 6:1-9 (King James Version)
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
Not with eye service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.

Study

Paul continues to instruct families in how to treat each other here in Ephesians 6. Depending on what translation you choose for this passage of scripture the word servant is often translated as slave. I just want to take a moment to point out to any one who may believe differently, God is not pro-slavery. God is in fact anti-slavery as he sacrificed His son to set us free from slavery to sin and death. We were condemned to die and spend eternity in hell and God set us free from that curse. The KJV translates the term as servant and these modern times that means employees. 
We should respect those that employ us and be grateful for the opportunities they give us. We must also keep in mind verse 8 as it says in the Amplified version “Knowing that for whatever good anyone does, he will receive his reward from the Lord, whether he is slave or free.” Christ will reward us for the good we do, so be rewarded and choose to do good things! If you are an employer be the kind of employer you would want to have. There is no room in the body of Christ for greed. Put people first, money second.

Prayer

Thank you, Father, for being a part of our lives. Thank you for actively instructing us so that we may bear good fruit and reap a good harvest. Thank you for being a good father and for providing us with wisdom.
In Jesus name we pray amen.

Activity

If you are an employee, the next day you work be the employee you would want to have working for you for the entire day. If you are an employer, be the employer you would want to have for one whole day.

Question of the Day

Reading Ephesians 6:1-9 what scripture stood out to you? Can you relate to anything written about in this study? Join the conversation and share below!

Steven Kuhn II

Writer for the Christian Living section at Geeks Under Grace.

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