Ephesians 6:7

7 Render service with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not to men and women,

Ephesians 6:7 Meaning and Commentary

Ephesians 6:7

With good will doing service
To their masters; not grudgingly, with an ill will; no otherwise, nor longer than when they are forced to it; but of a ready mind, and with a cheerful spirit, taking delight in their work, and reckoning it a pleasure to serve their masters; as an Israelite that is not sold, who does his work (wnwurb) , "with his good will", and according to his own mind {b}; doing what they do

as to the Lord, and not to men;
not merely because it is the will of men, and they are commanded by them, and in order to please them, but because it is the will of the Lord, and is wellpleasing in his sight.


FOOTNOTES:

F2 Maimon. Hilchot Abadim, c. 1. sect. 7.

Ephesians 6:7 In-Context

5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as you obey Christ;
6 not only while being watched, and in order to please them, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.
7 Render service with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not to men and women,
8 knowing that whatever good we do, we will receive the same again from the Lord, whether we are slaves or free.
9 And, masters, do the same to them. Stop threatening them, for you know that both of you have the same Master in heaven, and with him there is no partiality.