Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Today's Verse : 1 Thessalonians 5:12

Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. — 1 Thessalonians 5:12


What are you doing to bless the lives of your spiritual leaders? Do you pray daily for them? Do you send them notes of encouragement? Do you thank them for their loving attention? Do you respond to their rebukes and take heart in their affirmations? Leaders don't need to be followed blindly, but often they get no support for their efforts. Let's make their work a blessing and not a burden! (Hebrews 13:17)


Almighty God, the Great Leader of Israel, thank you for our spiritual leaders. Bless their families with faithfulness, their lives with health, their influence with Godly impact, and their leadership with willing followers. May you, dear God, be praised and glorified by the unity of your people. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.
The Thoughts and Prayers for Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@heartlight.org.

Today's Verse Illustrated

Illustration of 1 Thessalonians 5:12

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1 comment:

  1. The honor we give to our leaders is the respect we give to Him (God) who called them to such office. The respect give to them the more the blessing and grace upon their lives begins to answer to us. Jesus says if we give a prophet a cup of water in the name of a prophet we get the prophets' reward. As it were, we enter into partnership with the leader. The ball is in our hands.


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