Please God, not Man

Ephesians 6:6.”Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers: but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart:”

Eyeservice. What an interesting word.  Here’s one definition I found:


i’-sur-vis (ophthalmodouleia):

A term coined by Paul to express the conduct of slaves, who work only when they are watched, and whose motive, therefore, is not fidelity to duty, but either to avoid punishment or to gain reward from their masters (Ephesians 6:6; Colossians 3:22). “A vice which slavery everywhere creates and exhibits. Hence, the need for drivers and overseers” (Eadie).

Don’t work only when you’re being watched. Do the right thing because it’s right to do right. Even if you’re a servant (in this context, a slave) take pride in doing your work well and with a good attitude.  You will please your master (boss, supervisor) when you please the Lord.


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