1 Timothy 6 (ESV):1-2
Instructions for the Church (Part 4)
6 Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants
regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled. 2 Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those
who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved.
When Christians interact with one another in ways that are honorable and pure, they beautifully reflect God and the faith they confess. But
the Church is burdened and liable to be reviled by unbelievers when honor and purity are lacking. Our dear Lord Jesus has made every Christian worthy of eternal honor by His sacrificial death and resurrection. Through faith in Him, even dishonorable sinners
are regarded as God’s pure and beloved children.
I pray: O Lord Jesus, turn us from our self-indulgent ways, that we may selflessly give honor and care to those whom You have given us to love and