How to be an effective boss

Will Work for Jesus

An Exposition of Colossians 3:22-4:1

I don’t have to tell you that sin corrupts work. Our sin destroys what was created by God to be good. But when Jesus saves us, he gives us a new perspective on work and a new incentive and makes work meaningful. 

Work not as our god, and work not as something to be avoided, but rather embraced in our worship of God.

2 Instructions for Sanctifying Work Relationships

  1. An instruction to slaves under authority

  2. An instruction to masters possessing authority

Colossians 3:22–4:1—22 Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters on earth, not with external service, as those who merely please men, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. 25 For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality. 1 Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven.