Looking toward Lord's Day tomorrow, it occurs to me to encourage our readers to think about the way each of us honors our pastor. The Holy Spirit has given us this explicit command:
The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him. (Galatians 6:6)
What "good things" have you shared with the men who have been faithful shepherds to you, preaching and teaching and correcting and encouraging you in God's Word? Yes, the church needs faithful shepherds. But the church also needs sheep who are faithful to their shepherds, sharing with them "all good things."
Think about what priority your pastor and the Word of God have in your life as you begin a new academic year.