Beloved in the Lord,
This week, we are going to talk about Work. Today’s focus is on, Work – World Codes!
May the Holy Spirit minister deeply into our hearts, the message He has for us today.
SCRIPTURE: “He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who looks after his master will be honoured”.
(Proverbs 27:18 NIV)
Let us look at some ethical issues to gird us in the way we work, based on Col. 3:22-4:1. Paul’s letters have much to say to believers as we live out our faith in the work world. Paul usually speaks to both leaders and workers about the tough character and choices required to honour Christ in a difficult workplace environment. For example:
Guidelines for Managers and Others in Authority
Workers deserve payment for their work – 1 Cor. 9:7-14
You are accountable for fair employee compensation – Col. 4:1
Handle wealth very delicately – 1 Tim. 6:9-10; 17-18
Bring your walk with Christ into each business relationship – 2 Cor. 7:1Value people highly – Gal. 5:14; Eph. 4:31-32Treat and motivate employees with respect rather than threats – Col. 6:5-9Have a reasonable view of yourself – Rom. 12:3
Accusations must be verified – Matt.18:15-35; 2 Cor. 13:1; 1 Tim. 5:19Communication should always be gracious and truthful – Col. 4:6
Fulfil your commitments – Rom. 13:6-8Remember your accountability – 1 Cor. 3:9-15Care for the poor and the weak – Rom. 12:13; Gal. 2:10Learn how to handle times of bounty and leanness – Phil. 4:12Remember, God’s Son gets the ultimate credit – Col. 1:17-18Be sure to care for your own family – 1 Tim. 5:8- TitusDiscern needs and meets them – Titus 3:14
View time not in terms of time management, but also in light of the long-term implications of your decisions – 2 Cor.4:16-18; 2 Peter 3:8-13.Help each employee discern the best thing to do – 1 Thess. 5:14-15Be willing to change your opinions – 2 Cor.5:16-17;