Do Your Co-Workers Find You Attractive?




Titus 2:9-10

9 Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them, 10 and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive.

Most will agree that 40 to 50 hours a week is ample enough time to make an impression on anyone. Whether good or bad, after spending that much time with someone you have formed an opinion of them.

As a Christian in the workplace, we have a GIGANTIC opportunity to reach the lost soul that is in the cube next to us. Jesus calls for us to be set apart from the world. This goes for our workplace as well. Work is not an opportunity for us to forget who we are and whose we are.

This passage of Titus reminds us that we have a responsibility as employees to carry ourselves in a manner that is worthy of the Gospel. In manner that will make those around us want to meet this Jesus that we imitate daily.

9 Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them,

  • Do you obey authority (1 Peter 2:13-14)
  • Do you follow the rules

and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted

  • Do you take office supplies and use them for personal use
  • Using company time to conduct a side business
  • Doing your best, even when its not required (2 Timothy 2:15)

so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive

  • Do you call in sick just as often as everyone else
  • Do you slack off and don’t get your work done
  • Do you gossip about the boss or co-workers behind their back (Lev 19:16) (James1:26)

Jesus Christ was known for the outstanding quality of His work, especially that which he did on the cross. Our competence and quality of our work honors Christ.(Matt 25:21) We should approach work with joy and energy.(eccl 9:10) Above all God expects the highest personal integrity even if we suffer for it. (1 Pet 2:11-12)

“Preach Christ everywhere you go, and if absolutely necessary, use words.”

 

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