It is easy to come to a text like Ephesians 6:5-9 and think that there is really no relevance for us. The text concerns instructions for slaves and masters. How could this paragraph have any use for us today? I believe the application is obvious. If God gave these instructions for how slaves and masters should conduct themselves, a relationship that one could not get out of as a slaves, then how much more are these instructions true for the employee/employer relationship, where we do not have rights and freedoms that those in the first century did not enjoy.
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