What to do when Michael Scott is your boss


People in authority will do things that make your life difficult.

This can happen in a direct way, such as when your boss demotes you or berates you in front of your co-workers. It can also happen in an indirect way, like when a leader in government makes laws and policies that negatively impact your life.


Sometimes the intentions are good, such as when a parent disciplines their child in hopes they will behave better. Other times the intentions are bad like when an evil leader inflicts suffering on those they’re supposed to be protecting.

The big question for us, though, is “how should we respond when people in authority make life difficult?” For the follower of Jesus, the answer to that question is always the same: honor them.

Honor is both internal and external. It’s an attitude of humble respect that is accompanied by courtesy and even obedience. When…

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