Text:“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.” - Colossians 3:23-25.
In the above text, St. Paul spoke particularly to servants under earthly masters, superiors and higher officers in all works of life. They should be faithful, should not steal or show disrespectful conduct. “Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.” (Titus 2:9, 10; Colossians 3:22) He further stated in other letters that servants whose masters are believers should give them due honour, “that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed”. - 1 Timothy 6:1, 2. See also 1 Peter 2:18.
Another point St. Paul highlighted is that of pretending to be good when the boss is around and doing the opposite when he is away. Such conduct does not show the understanding that one is sowing bad seeds that will not attract blessings from the Almighty. See Ephesians 6:5, 6
These pieces of godly advice are very necessary, bearing in mind that that it is when employers and employees conduct themselves honourably that they would reap the full benefits of working together. “The king's favour is toward a wise servant but his wrath is against him that causeth shame” (Proverbs 14:35) “A wise servant shall rule over a son that causeth shame and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren” – Proverbs 17:2.