Honoring God’s Servants
April 14 - Devotion
Anti gospel people planned to kill Paul in an attempt to silence his campaign, but God frustrated their efforts. The scripture reported,
“Then the commander took him by the hand, went aside, and asked privately, “What is it that you have to tell me?” And he said, “The Jews have agreed to ask that you bring Paul down to the council tomorrow, as though they were going to inquire more fully about him. But do not yield to them, for more than forty of them lie in wait for him, men who have bound themselves by an oath that they will neither eat nor drink till they have killed him; and now they are ready, waiting for the promise from you.” So the commander let the young man depart, and commanded him, “Tell no one that you have revealed these things to me” (Acts 23:19-22).
People who aim at attacking God's servants in an attempt to stop gospel expansion are just wasting their time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ cannot be stopped, since it led by the Spirit of God. Meanwhile, those who persecute God's servants are hurting God, and they will pay for their mistakes unless they repent. Instead of hurting God's servants, we can choose to support and encourage them in their good works. We can pray for God's servants and offer them the needed resources to continue to promote God's interests in this world. God's divine blessings will reign in our lives as we honor his ministers.
Dear God, I understand that your servants deserve honor, and I want to start honoring them. Please forgive me of any improper way that I have handled your servants in the past. Help me to start to do things rightly. I will start to pray for your servants and offer them every needed help so that they can continue to promote your interest in whatever capacity that you have positioned them. Please give me a loyal heart to keep supporting your gospel, so that your good works can be promoted in people's lives locally and globally, and for your kingdom to be populated. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.