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Submission in the workplace is submission to Christ. Worship strengthens us so that we can go out into the world with the assurance of Christ’s forgiveness and be equipped for service to our neighbors in the workplace (and else where). (Ephesians 6:5-8) “Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ,
not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.” (ESV)
OK, so maybe the “slaves” can be replaced with butcher, baker, candlestick maker, Indian chief, but the principle is still the same. We may not like to think of it in these terms all the time, but we honor God we when we submit to all earthly authorities He puts over us. spouses, bosses, professors, on and on. That doesn’t mean to be willfully stupid, but it does mean to support and respect them at every moment.