Dear brothers and sisters, honour those who are your leaders in the Lord’s work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance. Show them great respect and wholehearted love because of their work. And live peacefully with each other.1 Thessalonians 5:12
The older we get, the more we may be led to think we know better than our elders who are ‘kebelakangan zaman‘ (outdated). We disrespect their position because we are clouded by how the world paints what global leaders should look like; forgetting God painted Christ the opposite.
There is a #realstruggle today for people to come under leadership in peaceful submission, too many finding offence in unmet expectations of what leaders should and shouldn’t do rather than trusting God’s decision to place them in authority.
It is privilege we have someone to guard us, it is pride that keeps us from seeing the blessing in that.
Shoutout to all pastors and leaders who have given their lives to the work of Christ.
Thinking of: DNA.