Thursday, June 23, 2011

Double Portion

Thursday June 23, 2011

2 Kings 10; 2 Chr. 22, 23; 1 Tim. 5
S=Scripture O=Observation A=Application P-Prayer

"Double Portion"

S-1Tim 5:17 (The Message) Give a bonus to leaders who do a good job, especially the ones who work hard at preaching and teaching.

O- Paul is directing Timothy how to treat people in the church. We are to take care of our widows, and do not speak harshly to the older men. In this scripture, he tells us to recognize and show your appreciation to those who are elders, ministers and teachers. This pleases God.

A- The NIV bible says they deserve double honor, especially those who are preaching and teaching. A double portion blessing. Some people think that the work that our ministers & teachers do should all be considered as a ministry. They have a huge responsibility to teach the word, and to counsel those that need counseling. Their job is to be the heart, hands and feet for the Lord. They RE-present Christ, and they well deserve even more than a double portion blessing.

P-Father, thank you for those who you have put in charge over us, to teach us and to guide us into the kingdom. I pray a double blessing of protection, good health and financial blessings over all of them. Strengthen them, when they are weary and tired, and shower them with your amazing love and grace. We thank you for each of them.

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