Fridays Readings: 1 Corinthians 7:17-24, Philemon
1 Peter 2:18 - Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.
Lord God, my callings in life constantly guide me and give me my place in this world. You have placed me in all kinds of relationships and teach me to submit within all of those relationships. You have put me in a workplace with bosses over me and people under me. They are my bosses and you call me to submit to them, even if they’re not that great of a boss. You have put me in a family relationship; there you call me to honor my parents, love my spouse, and submit to my husband. You tell me to do all this without giving any perspective to whether my boss is good or bad, whether my parents are good or bad. You tell me to fit into my place simply because you are the big boss. You, God, in your grace and mercy have put bosses over me at work, husbands over wives, parents over children. This is the way you have ordered things in my life for my good and for my benefit. As I go to work today, help me to remember that you are the big boss and that when I work for my boss, I’m working for you. Help me to do my job with all my might because you’re the big boss. Amen.