As for the Lord not for men.
Colossians 3: 23 ” And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men, ” or Ephesians 6: 7 ” with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men; ”
This principle can also preserve us from thinking against our incredulous employer, or against the risk of adopting the company’s vision.
Honestly and carefully.
Romans 13: 13 ” Let us walk properly, as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and lustful acts, and not in strife and jealousy. ” or
Ephesians 5: 15 ” Therefore watch carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise; ”
2 Thessalonians 3: 12 ” Now those who are that way, we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. ”
Peacefully means here, of constancy, persistence or in regular way, but without search of profit at all costs or honor.
Proverbs 23: 4 ” Don’t weary yourself to be rich. In your wisdom, show restraint. ” or
Proverbs 22: 29 ” Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve Kings. He won’t serve obscure men. ” We found a positive attitude in Daniel ( in the Book of Daniel ) and a negative one in the character of Joab ( in the 2 Book of Samuel ). Daniel did not search for a higher position in Babylon, but received it because of his skills, while Joab always searched for his own interest.
Not in opposition with respect to the hierarchy, neither under their eyes only, nor contradicting.
Colossians 3: 22 ” Servants, obey in all things those who are your masters according to the flesh, not just when they are looking, as men pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing God. ” Let us widening the understanding with 1 Timothy 6: 1 ” Let as many as are bond servants under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and the doctrine not be blasphemed. ”
Listen, avoid criticisms in the light of this wisdom in Titus 2: 9 ” Exhort servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be well-pleasing in all things; not contradicting; “.