Daily Verses: 2 Thessalonians 3
Key verse: 2 Thessalonians 3:1: Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you.
Apostle Paul’s last note to the Thessalonians reminded them of how essential it is to support, respect and pray continually for their spiritual leaders. The reason is because spiritual leaders also incessantly work diligently for God’s congregation. They are preaching the Gospel selflessly, even though often they have to face challenges from people that are not sensible, have no faith and persecutors, verse 2. They are given responsibilities from God to lead and to admonish congregation by giving directions and advises. In this case, they have to face challenges from people who do not want to be directed. Apostle Paul reminds us to uphold our spiritual leaders by esteeming them in love and to appreciate their labor by not refuting the teachings, verse 6. Therefore, they will be able to do their tasks and responsibilities with the love of God and into the patience of Christ, verse 5.
Respect and support our spiritual leaders, by doing that we are respecting and honoring our Father in Heaven, because they are His emissaries in this world.
Today I will pray for my spiritual leaders, starting from F.A. leaders, departments’ leaders, service coordinators and my pastors.
1 Thessalonians 5: 12-13: And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor 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. Be at peace among yourselves.
I will continue to pray for my VIP List and invite them to attend church service this Sunday.
DAILY BIBLE READING: EXODUS 20-22