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1 Masters, [kurios] give [parecho] unto your servants [doulos] that which is just [dikaios] and [kai] equal; [isotes] knowing [eido] that [hoti] ye [humeis] also [kai] have [echo] a Master [kurios] in [en] heaven. [ouranos]KJV-Interlinear
1 Masters, grant to your slaves
justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven. NASB
To whom God gives much,
God expects much.There is not a single
person born on this planet, that is superior or
inferior (in Gods eyes) to any other person.
And though there are
many who have greater intellectual capabilities, greater physical talents,
greater gifted abilities, greater wealth, greater insight and so forth, none of
these attributes were provided exclusively for that persons
sole and exclusive use and advancement.
God foresaw every
possible need in the economics of human history, even when greed and self
righteousness and abuses have tendencies to lead people toward elite attitudes regarding
themselves over others.
Remember one important
principle of life.Humanity is dust and
nothing more.God took a pile of dust
and fashioned beautiful and ugly, rich and poor, smart and dumb, talented and
untalented, and put them all together throughout history to prove mans failure,
and Gods ability to make every possible combination of human circumstance into
a successful life for anyone who pursues His will.
For the wealthy, the
rich, the upper classes, the middle classes, for the CEO s, the employers, the supervisors,
the bosses and so forth, remember too, that God is your sovereign.His policy is to become your policy, within the
range which He authorizes you to exercise your God given authority.Anything else is a violation of His will.
So, how many rich
masters do you know, that use Biblical principles to guide their business
Most probably those who
are not in the limelight, and go virtually unheard of, are the only ones who
have any sense of their responsibility to God, and obligation to humanity.
And by obligation, I am
speaking of pursuing good business practices.Using their talents in business to create jobs, create commerce, and so
forth.This has nothing to do with
social welfare philosophies.Folks need
to work for their living and self esteem, not become intentional burdens on
And if you recall our
study in Job, regarding reservoirs, God has placed vast reservoirs of resources
for the support of humanity.These reservoirs
include wealthy people, investors, innovators, those who would take the risks
in business for a profit, while simultaneously creating jobs for everyone else.
And by the way, just a
quick note here, only businesses that create new services, new products, new
resources for used products, and so forth, are capable of generating economic
growth.Organizations (government) that
create busy work jobs, add nothing to the economy, because they do not generate
business, do not generate new income, but instead remove money from the system
through taxation, and that takes away from a growing and expanding economy,
placing a burden on society, and burdens hinder growth.
It takes new products
and services that people want, to make an economy grow and thrive.
And masters who promote
such things, are honoring to the Lord through their pursuit of the divine
establishment of free enterprise, and those people who pursue Gods will within
their spiritual lives, honor God even more so.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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