“Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.”
“And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.”
Today’s opening Scripture says to remember, as in honour, Pastors who have the oversight of us, and who feed us with the Word of life. This shows the importance of honouring our Pastors because of who they are to us and the sensitivity of their work. Again, 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 says “And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves”. The Word says to esteem our Pastors very highly, which means to submit to them and honour them, that the ministry of God’s Word through them might benefit us. There must be a potential difference of honour between you and your Pastor to be blessed by him or her (Hebrews 7:7).
When your Pastor ministers the Word to you, he or she ministers with a very strong anointing or unction that gets the Word across to you faster and stronger than you trying to study the Word on your own, as important as that is though. In essence, your Pastor is God’s gift to you, which you must receive with utmost gratitude to God.
When we are all together in Church and God’s Word comes to us, it comes with so much grace to dissolve doubts and meet needs like we can’t have it elsewhere. This is the reason why we ought to treasure every moment of Church meetings for the blessings that they are to us. Beloved, go to church with the right attitude of submission to the godly authority of the Pastorate, and a longing to receive God’s Word for personal edification.
My Solid Front (Confession): I declare in the Name of Jesus, that I walk in the truth not in error. I am submitted to the God-ordained authority in the house where the Lord has planted me. Amen.