Therefore, whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to be pleasing to Him.
For it is not the one commending himself who is approved, but the one the Lord commends.
Slaves, obey your human masters in everything; don't work only while being watched, in order to please men, but [work] wholeheartedly, fearing the Lord.
Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men,
knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord-- you serve the Lord Christ.
Submit to every human institution because of the Lord, whether to the Emperor as the supreme authority,
so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
He will repay each one according to his works:
so that the genuineness of your faith-- more valuable than gold, which perishes though refined by fire-- may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.