July 1, 2019 LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE : TOPiC - DOUBLE HONOUR

July 1, 2019 LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE : TOPiC - DOUBLE HONOUR



LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

 Monday, July 1, 2019

DOUBLE HONOUR

READ: 1 Timothy 5:17-24

[17]Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.[18]For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.
And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.[19]Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.[20]Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.[21]I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.[22]Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.[23]Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.[24]Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.

MEMORISE: Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour (Romans 13:7)

EXPOSITION
Paul told his spiritual son, Timothy, 'Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in the word and doctrine' (1 Tim. 5:17). Paul wanted double honour for the elders. The elders in this regard are the church leaders (the Presbyters). They are the ministers of the church and servants of God.
"Double honour" for those elders of the church who labour over the church implies respect, care, love, encouragement and motivation. Paul wanted the church and everyone to show love, care, respect to church ministers and servants of God. They must be properly renumerated and motivated to work.
One of the best ways to honour the elderly is to make necessary provisions to meet their needs. They should not be left to suffer, or be destitute. Those churches who joke with the welfare of their ministers are like small kids playing around adders' hole, for God doesn't joke with His anointed servants.
Never you insult, disrespect or dishonour God's servants (Psa. 105:14,15). It is a pity that those foolish kids who disrespected Elisha never lived to tell the story of their foolishness (2 Kgs. 2:23,24). The fact that some so-called men of God are perpetrating unwholesome, disrespectful acts, doesn't serve as license to disrespect the true ministers of God. God wants double honour for His ministers. Give them. You are indirectly giving it to God, their caller.

PRAYER POINTS

1. Lord, let Your ministers be men/women of honour and personal integrity.
2. Lord, deliver our church leaders from the snare of the devil, and give them victory over affairs of the flesh.
3. Lord, help ministers of the gospel who are demotivated, worn, wearied, and on the verge of quitting, to regain their strength and standing in You.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: 2 Chronicles 18:11 – 20:28; Acts 7:11 – 7:3

*HAPPY NEW MONTH*
July 1, 2019 LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE : TOPiC - DOUBLE HONOUR July 1, 2019 LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE : TOPiC - DOUBLE HONOUR Reviewed by Abodunrin Muyiwa (Muyilight) on July 01, 2019 Rating: 5

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