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5522 servants, working conditions of

Those who serve are to be treated fairly and with respect. Jesus Christ himself chose to be a servant and lays responsibility of service on those who follow.

Servants are to be treated fairly

They are not to be exploited Eph 6:9 See also Lev 25:39-40,53

They are to be paid fairly and promptly Dt 24:14-15 See also Ge 29:15; Lev 19:13; Nu 18:29-31; 1Ki 5:6; Job 7:1-2; Jer 22:13; Mt 20:4,8; Ro 4:4; Col 4:1; 2Th 3:10

Examples of servants treated unfairly Jas 5:4 See also Ge 31:7,41; Ex 2:23-24; Job 24:10-11; Mal 3:5

Jesus Christ as a servant

Mt 20:28 See also Php 2:7

Believers follow Jesus Christ’s example as servants

They are servants of Jesus Christ and his church Ro 1:1 See also Lk 1:38; 1Co 12:5; 1Co 16:15; Eph 4:12; Col 1:23; Col 3:24

They work to please God Eph 6:5-6 See also Col 3:22-24; Tit 2:9-10

Christian workers should be paid honourably

1Ti 5:17-18 See also Lk 10:7; 1Co 9:7-11; Gal 6:6

God rewards his servants

Eph 6:8 See also Job 34:10-11; Pr 10:16; Mt 6:3-4; Mt 25:23; Jn 4:36; 2Ti 4:8

Service of sin has its reward

Ro 6:23 See also Pr 11:18; Hos 9:1; 2Pe 2:15

See also

2327Christ as servant
7160servants of the Lord

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