This saying is trustworthy,
“If anyone aspires to be an elder, he desires an noble task.” (1 Timothy 3:1)
In these perilous times, the church, more than ever, needs men who will pursue the eldership, driven by a strong heart-desire to faithfully pastor God’s people. An elder is not a CEO, he is a shepherd; a man who tirelessly watches over the flock, feeding and caring for each soul. No doubt, it is a difficult task, but a sacred one nonetheless. Fierce wolves are at hand, and they will not spare the flock. So, Rise up, O men of God, The church for you doth wait, Her strength unequal to her task; Rise up and make her great!
For further reading: 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 5:17-19; Hebrews 13:17; 1 Peter 5:1-5
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