Obey your spiritual leaders, and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they are accountable to God. Give them reason to do this with joy and not with sorrow. That would certainly not be for your benefit.
Recently I have been noticing a lack of respect for any type of authority. It really makes me very sad. Think about it, people in general don't respect police men, fire men, or even pastors any more. Several years ago these men and women in these positions were loved and well respected. Well taken care of by the community they lived in. Back in the Bible days the disciples, men of God, were held to such a high regard.
It shouldn't be any different today! I feel like a Godly respect needs to return to our generation. Where we love, nurture, look up to, and take care of the men and women of God and service men and women in our lives.
Working at our church I see first hand what it takes to be a Pastor. It's a hard job. It's never ending spiritually and physically. They are held accountable to God. This scripture sums it perfectly "their work is to watch over your souls, give them reason to do this with joy." I really can't even imagine the pressure of this job title.
So wherever you attend church whoever your Pastor is love him, appreciate him, respect him, be there for him, pray for him daily. If your not doing this you're not upholding your spiritual duties. He has a tough job that some take for granted. He is responsible for watching over your soul, in return we are to make his job joyful!!! There is nothing wrong with cutting your pastor a little slack and telling him how much you really do appreciate his spiritual guidance and let him know you are thankful for the sacrifices he makes for you and your family.
Contact your Pastor today and tell him how much you love him and appreciate the work he does for you and the kingdom of God!!! Send him a card or take him out to lunch. Let him know that he is loved!
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This devotion was shared from the heart of Mandy Robertson❤