“Do nothing from selfishness nor from empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you consider other people as more important than yourself.” (Philippians 2:3)
If you are an employer, do you give honor to those who work for you? Or does your employer give honor to you as an employee?
I’m afraid we believe that unless we elevate ourselves above others we are failures. The “Indian/Chief ” principle was not established by God. There is no caste system in God’s family.
If you are a supervisor or manager, are you building up or tearing down people? Are you trying to honor them? The word honor means to give a position of worth. That doesn’t mean you have to pay them as much as you make. The amount is between you and the Lord.
What it does mean is that you honor them by showing the people who are making lower salaries that they are as important to the success of the business as the salespeople who are generating $1 million a year in income.
Another way to give honor is by controlling your tongue. For every fault you find in a person, you should look for two positive characteristics to build that person up. God says to give honor to those below us and above us.
God wants us to have compassion on the people around us, to care about them and to love them. There is no greater testimony a Christian can have in business than to show honor toward others.
Do you show honor to your employer (or to your employees)? Pray about what changes you can make in this area.
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