Colossians Chapter 4
Dr. Harley Howard
1 Masters, give unto your servants that which is just
and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in
And for those who are Christian masters, God had no
partiality towards them. Christian slave owners were
to be fair and equal, no favoritism. The Christian
slave master needed to know that he also had a master
in Heaven and God didn't have any respect or
favoritism towards him. Ephesians 6:8-9 (read). Let
me also make a comment in closing about working for a
Christian slave owner. 1st Timothy 6:1-2 (read).
Christians were not to expect freedom from a Christian
slave owner, nor where they to expect any partiality
either. Christians today should expect no such
freedom from responsibility of work nor partiality
from your boss because you are a believer. You should
not expect your believing boss to promote you before
an unbeliever because you are a believer. In fact
Christian bosses should be the most equitable and fair
bosses that any company should have. Christians who
work for Christian bosses should not shirk their
responsibility to have bible study and prayer meetings
when you should be working. In fact, the greatest
thing that that Christian boss should do is to fire
you, to show to you and to every other believer and
unbeliever that you are not partial, but righteous.
Colossians 4:2-9 Paul's Closing Remarks.
2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with
Paul closes his epistle with final instructions to the
Colossian church. He reiterates on of the most
important instructions given already in this epistle
and that is prayer. Paul tells the church to continue
in unceasing prayer. We are to be devoted in our
prayer life. Prayer must not sink into uncaring
routine or dead repetitiveness. Not only did Paul
instruct them to continue in unceasing prayer, but
such prayer would lead the Colossian chu ...
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