March 4 – Everyone Must Care For The Servants Of God
Jeremiah, in the Bible, found himself between a rock and hard places when he had to prophesy the mind of God to a hostile audience. His people were determined to act in contrast to God’s will, and they were also determined to punish Jeremiah for his prophecy. Once Jeremiah prophesied, the people of Israel arrested him and cast him into a dungeon (pit) with the hope that he might starve to death. The Bible explained how the people maltreated Prophet Jeremiah for his pious services to God, “So they took Jeremiah and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the king’s son, which was in the court of the prison, and they let Jeremiah down with ropes. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire. So Jeremiah sank in the mire” (Jeremiah 38:6).
People should respect the servant of God since they are God’s representative. God’s servants have the mandate to satisfy the will of God. Unfortunately, some people in our present days do not respect the clerics. They oppress the servants of God. They look for any excuse they can find to abuse them. Meanwhile, in an ideal situation, every servant of God – male or female – must be honored.
Anyone who serves God in any capacity deserves a special honor from us. A minister of any capacity is God’s representative; whoever honors him or her will be honored by God! A person who abuses a servant of God should be expecting God to duly repay his or her action. That is, God will punish an abuser of his servants.
Christians should care for the servants of God that labor over our souls. We should offer them any needed support to keep them motivated in their services. Believers ought to support our spiritual leaders morally and financially. It is also important that we pray for our church leaders!
Everyone must understand that whatever he or she does for or against the servant of God is what is being technically done to God himself. Jehovah will not lightly esteem an abuser of his servants. Meanwhile, he will bless whosoever lend them some helping hands.
Dear God, I ask you to give me the grace to honor your servants. I understand that your servants deserve to be respected and be kindly treated. Give me the ability to support them and be a good source of motivation for them. Help me to be a source of positive influence for your servants and their services for the sake of your kingdom! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.
Post by James Taiwo - author of [Bible Giants of Faith] [Bible Application Lessons] [Book of Prayer] [Christian Principle Guides] & others. Learn more about the author at www.BibleLifeLesson.com View all posts by James Taiwo