Is there even such a word as Menpleasers and what does that mean? Menpleasers – the Authorized King James Version of the Bible uses this compound word in Colossians 3:22 to reflect workers who work to please men with merely eyeservice, without really any regard for God or singleness of heart. These menpleasures, I believe is not referring to those who work to please their bosses, although it could be if they compromise the commands and Word of God, negating their witness.
Colossians 3:22-24 express the attitude in which we should be working and how we can demonstrate HOLINESS in our work life.
vs. 22 – Servants, obey in ALL things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God.
vs. 23 – And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
vs. 24 – Knowing that of the Lord ye shall recive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
Here is a list of Do’s and Don’ts – demonstrating HOLINESS in WORK LIFE
|Obey in ALL things||Please men with mere eyeservice|
|Have a Single Heart||Have a divided heart|
|Fear God||Fear Men, but God|
|Do whatever ye do, Heartily||Grumble and/or Murmur …|
|Work as if unto the Lord||Work as if unto men|
Point(s) to Ponder:
Can we demonstrate Holiness in our Work Life. Sometimes this may seem difficult and you may have a team member or manager who makes it even worse, but think about these things – that our work should be as if it is toward the Lord and KNOW (for certain) that you WILL RECIEVE your reward of the inheritance, God (not men) has in store for you. For we serve the Lord, Jesus Christ!