Week beginning: 9th February, 2014
By John Head | Brighton
"Don't give up your job when your boss is angry: if you stay calm you will be forgiven"Ecclesiastes 10:4 (Paraphrase - Contemporary English Version - see below for NIV)
Our reaction to an overbearing boss is best met by a calm reflection rather than a precipitate response. Walking out in a huff does nothing to defuse a situation and indeed might cause your boss to have a bad impression of the Christian faith.
As we are reminded in 1 Peter 2:18 we are to submit ourselves to our masters, not only to those who are good and considerate but also to those who are harsh.
Walking in servant hood is what we are called to do.
What better example can we have than our "servant king" who gave……?
If you are a boss does this thought challenge you?
1. Bring before the Lord difficult situations you know of at work and pray for his wisdom as to how to respond.
2. Pray for each other as members of the LCF that we would be a good witness to Christ as we model his servant heart.
*NIV of Ecc 10:4 "If a ruler's anger rises against you, do not leave your post; calmness can lay great offenses to rest."