1 Timothy 5:17​ –  Devotional

1 Timothy 5:17

“Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine.”

Today in the United States as well as in some other countries, we celebrate Labor Day. That is rather a misnomer since it is a day away from labor and the last day of summer vacations.

Paul is writing to his son in the faith, Timothy and admonishing him as well as all who read his letter that honor is due the elders who labor in the Word of God. I am here to tell you that it is often hard to dig deep in the Word to find the meaning and purpose God has designed for us to reveal.

I have never found it a hard and meaningless task to search the bible for answers. It is like being on an exciting treasure hunt that has a valuable prize just waiting to be discovered. It often takes time and effort, but the rewards are worth it.

If you are not laboring in the precious word of God, I challenge you to make a start. Devote a set time each day to read and meditate on the word that brings light and salvation to a lost and dying world, then share it with others.

Blessings dear hearts. May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for September 6th:

    • Song of Songs 1:1-4:16
    • 2 Corinthians 8:16-24
    • Psalm 50:1-23
    • Proverbs 22:22-23

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