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Community in Action Week 5- Day 5

Lynn Bettes Community in Action Devotional

“Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.” Ephesians 6:9

Because of the brokenness in our lives, it is easy for power to go to our heads. Once we are put in charge it’s easy for us to think that we’re something special. We get to call the shots; we get to tell people what to do; we get to sit at the head of the table. Through this experience, it becomes tempting to think that we are fundamentally more valuable than those of who we are in charge.

However, the Apostle reminds us that with God “there is no partiality.” In other words, even though we may be in charge of a certain group of people, God is not ultimately partial towards us. Even though we have this special role of leadership, we are not more special than those we lead. God loves and values those in our charge to the same degree that He loves and values us, their leader.

This truth should humble us in our leadership. We are not favored people leading a little less favored people. We lead people who bear God’s image and are the objects of His love and joy.

Heavenly Father, leadership is a privilege and a joy. Help me to love those I lead in the home and on the job. Help me to care for them in the same way that You do. Amen.

James 2:1-7 | James [3:13]-18