Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor.
Thoughts on Today’s Verse…
Yes, there are those who take advantage of God’s flock and misuse God’s money. This is tragic because many of God’s servants of the Word all over the world minister with few economic resources or financial support. While God never promised ministers of the Word economic wealth, he does remind us of the importance of caring for them. Let’s use this week to support those who share God’s word with us. Let’s also remember that sharing “all good things” means much more than money! Let’s keep our missionaries, our ministers, and our teachers in our prayers. Let’s commit to sending them regular notes of specific encouragement so their ministry will be a blessing not only to us and the Lord but also to them!
Holy God, you sent the Living Word so that I could know you. Thank you for those who have shared your Word with me. I ask you to bless the Bible teachers, the ministers of the Word, and the pastor-teachers who have shared your truth and grace with me. Protect them from discouragement and sin. Strengthen their will. Bless their families. Fill them with your Spirit and power. And dear Father, please use me to help them know how precious they are to me and to you. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
The Thoughts and Prayer on Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to email@example.com.