Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, (Eph 6:4-7 NIV)
Prayer: LORD, it is easy to give or serve when I get something in return. I want to live by Your standard and give or serve regardless of what I receive in return–if anything. Help me to give service, help, respect, and love to others from my heart as giving it personally to You. Thank You for all that You have given for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.