Honour God’s Ministers
March 27 - Devotion
A poor widow provided welfare for Prophet Elijah, and she became rich afterward. The widow had initially considered that both her son and herself would die out of poverty, but the story of her life changed once she helped the servant of God. The scripture reported,
“So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink.” And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” So she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.” And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. For thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth.’” So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days. The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by Elijah” (1 King 17:10-16).
It is a good thing to bless God’s servants; those who care to do so will receive the dynamic blessings of God. Since God’s name is associated with his servants, and his presence is always with them, anyone who blesses them will be blessed. Also, anyone who attacks a servant of God would be severely punished. Jehovah would definitely oppose the opponents of his servants.
Dear God, I understand that you will bless me if I respect your servants, and you will punish me if I disrespect them. Therefore, I pray that you please help me to be cautious of my attitudes towards your servants. Let me respect and care for them; let me minister to their needs. Also, give me the grace to remember your servants in my prayers. Please bless me as I remember to minister to people that represent you on earth. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.