Wednesday is for Prayer
Just completed a long elder’s meeting in my home. How I love these men who have given of their time and talent to the shepherding of Christ’s Church. Tonight we were joined by our campus pastor and worship pastor, two other godly men of whom we are so privileged to have at Trinity Church. All of them fit Paul’s description in 1 Timothy 3.
1 It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. 2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. 4 He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity 5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?), 6 and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil. 7 And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
(NASB 1995 Update Edition)
Not every church has men like these but I am thankful for each of them and for the joy of serving with them. Pray for them and pray for churches that don’t have men like them would see them raised up out of their congregations to serve the living God and his people.