Today's passage: Titus 2:9-10
- Servitude within the Roman Empire was a different practice than what Americans think of in relation to slavery in the south. That being said, there could be “good” masters and “unjust” or crooked masters (1 Peter 2:18).
- Though they were considered to be in a lower class of people within Roman society, bondservants were (And forever will be) equal with everyone else in the church of God!
- Bondservants who served well (More like the idea of an employee or a contracted worker who does great, honest work) adorn the doctrine of God. In other words, they exemplify the humility and servitude of Jesus Christ and present a great testimony.
Questions to consider:
- How can Christians in our culture apply this passage within the workplace? How should we treat our employers? What kind of work should be done by the Christians in our society?
- How can joining in on company gossip, complaining about the bosses, our doing our work half-heartedly hurt our cause in sharing Christ at work?
- Are there jobs that are too low for us to do, that are beneath us? Are there people who are worth more because of the money or power they have in any given company? How has Christ shattered any ideas of thinking too highly of ourselves? What did he do to show us how to think and to serve (Philippians 2:1-11)?