On Sunday we spent some time mulling over Colossians 3:17-4:1
It contains controversial verses by today’s standards: “wives submit…slaves obey”
One of the most interesting observations in the passage is the number of times “Lord” comes up in various ways. In this short passage Paul appeals to the fact we have a Lord in heaven eight times! By doing this he demotes the abusive boss to a mere middleman and elevates the oppressed as serving a higher authority.
Suddenly the life which seemed so shocking is put in perspective…worth remembering next time we have a bad day in the office, or wish we could cut some verses out of the Bible.