Monday, February 2, 2009

Your Pastor Can't Do It All

Your Pastor can not do everything by himself. He needs your help. God tells us in His word that we are to help. We are all part of the body of Christ. Even as early in the book of Exodus, the word shows us where we are to help our Pastor.

Exodus 18 v 16-23......"When they have a difficulty, they come to me, and I judge between one and another; and I make known the statutes of GOD and His laws." So Moses' father in law said to him, "The thing that you do is not good. Both you and these people who are with you will surely wear yourselves out. For this thing is too much for you; you are not able to perform it by yourself. Listen now to my voice; I will give you counsel, and GOD will be with you. Stand before GOD for the people so that you may bring the difficulties to GOD. And you shall teach them the statutes and the laws, and show them the way in which they must walk and the work they must do. Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear GOD, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. And let them judge the people at all times. Then it will be that every great matter they shall bring to you, but every small matter they themselves shall judge. So it will be easier for you, for they will bear the burden with you. If you do this thing, and GOD so commands you, then you wil be able to endure, and all this people will also go their place in peace."..........

You see when your Pastor asks you to help out in church, to help in the nursery, or the youth, or in the kitchen, or the office. He is not just trying to get out of work, He needs your help, and you need to be doing your part. A nursery worker may be one of those who is ruler over ten, a youth leader may be the ruler of hundreds, a man or a woman Sunday school teacher may be ruler over fifties. And then still you have the Pastor bringing you all together in one house as ruler of thousands. Or your church may not be that large and you may only be ruler over 2 in the nursery, or ten in the youth, but no matter how small or large, your Pastor can not do it all. He needs your help.

This passage also goes with our government today. Our President can not do it all. He needs leaders, such as senators, govenors, police officers, etc. But let us not miss out on the most important part of this passage. When you choose those leaders , make sure they are able men who fear GOD, men of truth. AMEN!

Pray for your Pastors today, to get the help they need in keeping GOD's house in order. And pray for our President and his family to keep the house that governs our nation in order. AMEN!

RTB....Exodus 22-24....

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