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SUNDAY, 2nd September
HALLMARK OF TRUE MINISTERS
1 Thessalonians 2 vs
5■” For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:.~《KJV》
ONE great lesson to emulate from the early Apostles is their ability to keep their integrity whiles serving God and the saints. Our focal text unveils the glorious attitude of Apostle Paul and other ministers exhibited whiles preaching the gospel of Christ. Yesterday we learned one attitude that they weren’t using flattery words to deceive Churches. *Another right attitude is that they were not working in pretence of greed or covetousness.* Thus, they were not using any greedy scheme or strategy to make money from the Churches.
In others words, the greedy desire to have more or using the Church to achieve their selfish interest was never perpetuated. This attitude reveals to us the sincere heart they had for God’s work. They were not in ministry to use flattery words nor pretence of greed to achieve any selfish interest. In the next verse, he said _”nor to seek glory from people, either from you or from others”_ (1 Thess 2:6). Cherished one, when you become born again, you engage in the true word of God, not lies or flattery words. You are also to serve God from your heart, not in greed.
Are you called by God into the ministry as a Pastor, Prophet, Evangelist etc ? Are you serving in the Church as an usher, singer or in any department? Then emulate these glorious virtues from the early Apostles and your integrity will always be kept before God and man. Refuse to allow lies or flattery words, greed and fame to drive your passion. Be motivated by the love of God and love people genuinely. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always.
Glorious and kind Father, I thank You for the admonishment I receive from Your unfailing word. I thank You for the spirit to serve You in love and not in lies or greed. I receive much grace to genuinely walk in true integrity towards You and the brethren in Jesus Name. Amen!_
*◇ Enjoy A Glorious Sunday ◇*
_Pray that God’s Spirit should enlighten you to serve the purpose of God in true love not by flattery , greed or fame._
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