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GOD ORDAINED AUTHORITY

September 22, 2016

Thursday

 

Elders (pastors)

 

 Hebrews 13:17

 

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you.

 

 

LESSON

 

The “leaders” in view are church elders (pastors). These shepherds “watch over our souls,” and will have to “give an account” to God, one day, for their stewardship over us. We should make their work in this life easier for them, by being obedient and submissive to them. Will the leaders of your church be able to tell God that leading you was a pleasure when they stand before Him?

The leaders of the church have an awesome responsibility before God to shepherd the flock that Jesus gave His blood for. This should tell us how important the church is to God. We are called to make the job of elder as easy and joyful as possible by appreciating their hard work, by esteeming them highly and by living in peace with each other.

 

Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 2:9

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