Col. 4:1. “Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
This verse could just as easily have been included in Chapter 3, since it continues the theme of godly behavior in the home and the workplace.
If you are a Christian employer, this verse is for you. Your testimony for Christ will be either destroyed or enhanced by the way you treat your employees. The first verse that came to mind for me was a favorite of mine: Micah 6:8. ““He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”
Those who use the word justice instead of justly are misleading. Justice belongs to the legal system, and above all, to God. But all of us can “do justly.” That is, we can behave in a fair and even-handed manner, doing what is right in any situation; and especially, in regard to employees, doing what is fair for all of one’s employees, not playing favorites.
The last clause in this verse applies to employers, of course, but to each one of us as well in our relationships with others. We need to remember that all of us, each one of us, is under someone’s authority; that ultimately, we are under God’s authority. It is He Whom we need to please in our daily walk, in our dealings with those we may employ, in our relationships with family and friends.