9 Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them, 10 and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive. Titus 2:9-10
Paul used the most extreme form of work he knew to make a point: even if you’re in chains, obey the people over you. Broaden the topic a bit in the form of employer/employee relationships and the point comes into focus: don’t complain about your work, especially to your employer. It’s not that bad even if your employer is the biggest jerk in the world. Being slack in your work or stealing from the company is certainly not the answer to your problems. It’s certainly no way to win someone to Christ.
I heard someone once said, “I’d be a Christian if it weren’t for Christians.” His meaning was painful: Christian are often their own biggest enemy to the Gospel.
Today you and I have an opportunity to be the embodiment of Christ on earth. Whether it’s at work, on the road, playing games with your family, or everything else in between, we have great potential in Christ.