Paul shifts his exhortations for the workplace from the slaves to the masters, from the working class to management. “Do the same to them,” he says. He had just written to the slaves to respectfully obey their masters, as to the Lord. Masters are to do the same. But how can a master obey their servants? How does a leader obey the laborers? (3 Minutes/500 Words)Read More
Paul saw the church as a body. When healthy, the body can run and jump and move with ease. When sick, the body is hindered from moving the way the mind wishes. Paul saw the church this way, with Christ as the head and believers as the body. This vision is the Spirit’s way of giving us a vision of what could be. If the church is healthy, operating in the specific ways Paul will write of in this next passage, then we will be able to execute the mission Christ has given us. If we are unhealthy, we will be slowed in the mission of Christ, unable to bear the fruit we otherwise would. To Paul, the health of the body is of paramount importance.
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