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Stop your threatening

Maybe you recognize this situation. A person who is in a position of authority tries to find a way to flex that authority or to force a subordinate into a certain action. Sometimes in those situations, the one in authority will take to threatening the person in his charge to do what he wants done. Did you know the Bible deals with that situation?

In Ephesians 6, Paul addresses those who are “masters” on this earth. This has application today even beyond the master/slave relationship, and for sure (at the very least) applies in the workplace and to those in positions of authority. In these inspired instructions, the apostle says, “And you, masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him” (6:9).

A Christian is to behave as Christ, regardless of the position he holds on this earth! If there was anyone ever in a position to threaten, it was Christ in His suffering, and still, “He did not threaten” (1 Pet. 2:23)!