You masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with him.
Promise #110: I do not show favortism in My family.
In today's Scripture verse, Paul the Apostle is giving instruction to the Church on how masters should treat their servants. He reminds them that they also have a Master in heaven who doesn't show favortism so we should be careful not to mistreat those who are under our own supervision either.
Ephesians 6:9 in the New International Version Bible says it this way... And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him. (NIV)
God does not play favorites! Every son and daughter is equal at His table. Of course we are called to submit to every authority that God has instituted in heaven and on earth, but it is clear that God does not favor one of His kids over the other. The truth of the matter is that we are ALL His favorites!
There is only one speed in which our God and Father can love... and that is with ALL His heart. In John 17:23, Jesus while praying to His Father says... I in them and you in me,that they may become perfectly one,so that the world may know that you sent me andloved them even asyou loved me. (ESV)
The Father loves you and me with the same love that He loves Jesus! It is a wonderful thought to think that we are loved that much, but it is true. God does not show favortism in His family. He loves ALL of us with ALL His heart. On this Easter Sunday, let us celebrate the resurrection of our Elder Brother, Jesus Christ and cry out together... Hallelujah! He has risen! Photo by Barry Adams