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1 Timothy 6:1-2

1 “All who are under the yoke as slaves are to regard their own masters as worthy of all honor so that the name of God and our doctrine will not be spoken against. 2 Those who have believers as their masters must not be disrespectful to them because they are brothers or sisters, but must serve them all the more, because those who partake of the benefit are believers and beloved. Teach and preach these principles.”


Verse 1: Paul addresses the issue of slavery and advises those who are in a position of servitude to show full respect to their masters. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining a respectful attitude towards their masters, not only to avoid bringing dishonor to God’s name but also to prevent any negative criticism or slander against the teachings of the gospel. This instruction reflects Paul’s desire for believers to live in a manner that reflects the character of Christ, even in challenging circumstances.

Verse 2: Paul continues his instruction by specifically addressing those who have masters that are fellow believers. He cautions against showing disrespect or taking advantage of their shared faith, but rather encourages them to serve their believing masters even more diligently. Paul highlights the unique bond that exists between believers and emphasizes the importance of recognizing the care and concern that believing masters have for their slaves. This instruction promotes unity and mutual respect within the body of Christ, even in the context of a master-slave relationship.

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