These verses were addressed to slaves of Paul’s time and in our application, the general commands of these verses would still apply, in that it is not enough to do just enough:
- work not only when our employers can see us but to put in work well worth our abilities and capabilities
- work heartily as for the Lord, not for men
This reminded me of a book I have read 4 years ago, which I need to read again.
Business for the Common Good: A Christian Vision for the Marketplace
by Kenman L. Wong and Scott B. Rae