How is your Pastor honored?
It's Pastor Appreciation Month; are you doing something special for your pastor? According to Scripture, we shouldn't need a "Hallmark Holiday" as a reason to honor our pastors but, life gets in the way and sometimes we need a friendly reminder!
I was thinking about going into a long explanation of what a pastor does in a week but... that would take too long! I was thinking about telling some of the ins and outs of a pastor's life but... that would take too long!
The Bible says to honor your pastor. Those who's job is to preach, should be paid to do so and not only that, but be given double honor. The Bible gives many examples of not "touching" or "harming" God's anointed. Even if you don't like him, he is to be treated properly. David wouldn't touch King Saul in any way even though Saul was trying to kill him! Wow!
So, what are you doing to honor your Pastor at this time of year?
1 Corinthians 9:14
“The Lord commanded that those who preach the good news should be supported by those who benefit from it.” (New Living Translation)
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
"And now, friends, we ask you to honor those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your obedience. Overwhelm them with appreciation and love." (The Message).
1 Timothy 5:17
"Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine."
Helpful articles on honoring God's man:
20 SCRIPTURE-BASED PRAYERS TO PRAY FOR YOUR PASTOR
Eight Ways to Encourage Your Pastor
A Pastor Appreciation Resource
Lovingly Written By: Miss Janet