Scripture: Colossians 3:22–4:1; Ephesians 6:5-9
Scripture Memory: Psalm 36:7-9
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
8 They feast on the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from your river of delights.
9 For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.
Journey: Today and next week we will deal with one of the “hot” passages of Scripture. The apostle Paul, as he continued to address relationships for followers of Christ, spoke to those who had the title of slave and master (and failed to say some things people today would expect). Today we’ll see how Paul’s instruction applies to the relationship of today’s employee and employee. Next week we’ll consider the institution of slavery historically and biblically against the backdrop of God’s redemptive plan in Christ.
Will (for the pastors)