Who Do I Answer To?
As children we are bound to our parents for guidance, for subtenants and, in some cases, life itself. As we grow, mature and change we develop other relationships and, hopefully, have healthy relationships with other people that fuel our curiosity, our intellect and our love for others.
Once we begin utilizing the teachings from our parents we are left with decisions to make based on our own experience combined with what we have learned. If we are fortune enough to be brought up in a Christian household that practices Christianity and attempts to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ there is a solid foundation stand upon. OR maybe people were brought up in a Christian household and now reject these teachings as they never were fully involved. I know several people that fall into this category and some flat out reject the Christian teachings from their youth.
So, who do we answer to? Our spouse, our community, our “boss” at the office / work? Yes, we answer to all of these people and a whole lot more. It’s not who we answer to but how we answer to them. It’s not about what other people do to us, it’s about how we respond to other people that determines who we actually answer to.
Ephesians 6 NKJV
5 Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling in sincerity of heart, as to Christ;
6 not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,
7 with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men,
8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.
9 And you, masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.