What "good things" have you shared with those who have faithfully taught you the Word of God?

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.

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For sure one of those good things is prayer. Praying that our pastors, elders, deacons, and teachers are filled with the Holy Spirit is one, if not the most important thing that we can do for them. It is severe neglect and to the detriment of our own souls if we are not faithful in lifting up the men who labor tirelessly for our edification.

Paul requested that the Ephesians pray that utterances be given him so that he could make known the mysteries of the Gospel with boldness. Paul, the bull dog of the faith, meant it; he desired prayer for his ministry. Our leaders need our prayers.

My church is filled with leaders that are powerful in rightly dividing the word of God. There are many faithful in the church praying for them; this is no coincidence. I believe that we should share all good things with those that instruct us in the word, but most importantly our time in prayer for them.

I pastor a church in TN. I must say that the people in our church have shared themselves with me in wonderful ways, especially during this past month while I was recovering from surgery. I have been at this church since 1989, and the people are warm and friendly.

Jason,

And I have been very aware of the prayers of my Christian family in recent days--aware and deeply appreciative.

David

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