Ephesians 6:9 “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.”
Have you ever noticed that in this life, things aren’t always fair? Some of us are born to wealth, others of us to poverty. Some of us are quick learners, others of us have to work harder to learn new things. Some of you can eat all the chocolate you want and still be skinny. Others, like me, can gain five pounds just by smelling a Hershey’s Kiss.
Life just isn’t fair.
People aren’t always fair, either. Sometimes, we show favoritism. We treat some people as if they are special, simply because they are smart, or beautiful, or because they are our third cousin, twice removed. Whatever our reasons, showing favoritism is wrong. And it is especially wrong, if we are in a position of authority.
Our Father, who is in authority over all of us, shows no favoritism. He loves each of us, individually. Each one of us is important to Him. When we are blessed to be given a position of leadership over others, we must strive to imitate God, and treat the people under us fairly. We must do all in our power not to show favoritism. We must show people courtesy and respect, and treat each and every person as if they are equally important.
Dear Father, Please help me not to show favoritism. Help me to treat everyone equally, with courtesy, compassion, and love.