Proverbs 17  7-17-16

Proverbs 17:2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.

Most of us work for somebody. In our quest to share the Gospel, a boss may be one of the hardest to approach. There may be some prep work that needs to be done. 

1. Be a hard worker. Nothing takes the place of consistent and good work. 

2. Look for ways to ingratiate yourself to him. Don’t flatter, but go out of your way to help him personally. 

3. Pray for him. Ask for opportunities; seek them; knock when they are presented. 

There’s a neat law in Exodus that talks about the relationship between boss and servant:

Exodus 21:2-6 “If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. But in the seventh year, he shall go free, without paying anything.

[3] If he comes alone, he is to go free alone; but if he has a wife when he comes, she is to go with him.

[4] If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the woman and her children shall belong to her master, and only the man shall go free.

[5] “But if the servant declares, ‘I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,’

[6] then his master must take him before the judges. He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl. Then he will be his servant for life.

Paul said to work as unto the Lord  Jesus (Col. 3:23). NOW this story takes on a spiritual flavor! Let’s have Jesus piece our ear. 

Pierce my ear, O Lord, my God

Take me to Your door this day.

I will serve no other gods,

Lord, I’m here to stay.

For You have paid the price for me

With Your blood You ransomed me.

I will serve You eternally,

A free man I’ll never be.

Enjoy church today!

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