How should I treat my boss if he abuses me?


All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered. Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. Instead, they should serve them even better because their masters are dear to them as fellow believers and are devoted to the welfare of their slaves… 1 Timothy 6:1-2
            There are certain levels of abuse that cannot be tolerated.  If you are being physically or sexually abused, then you need to take action and contact someone.
            However, if you are being mentally abused and maybe even discriminated against, Paul says to consider your options as an employee.
            In our world, we scream for our “rights,” but in Paul’s time there was no such thing.  Slaves had no rights and the master had every right to do whatever he wanted.  Even in that situation—unlike our employee/employer scenarios today—Paul said give your master full respect.  Remember, Jesus said to “love your enemies” and in His day, those enemies could kill you.
            Paul said in these verses to put up with the abuse for a greater cause.  It would be great if you had a loving Christian boss.  Rarely is that the case and, sadly, some Christian bosses are horrible examples of Christ.
            As an employee, begin by asking yourself a question—do you want your unbelieving boss to accept Jesus Christ as his/her savior?  If you so, then act like a loving, caring, forgiving Christian, an example of someone that boss needs to see to understand the love the Jesus Christ.  Every day will be a challenge, yes.  You will feel overlooked, unappreciated, ostracized, but then again, what will your boss feel like in hell for eternity?
            Pray and fast for that boss.  Put on the armor of God every day.  Fight for that bosses’ salvation while showing the best earthly respect you can.  You were given that job for a reason.