One of the ways which brought someone to my blog was the Google search “why bless your pastor”. Fair question, and it made me think: Why should we bless our pastors?
Here are four reasons. Maybe you could add more.
They are authority given to us by God. By submitting to their authority we submit ourselves to God’s authority and obey God’s word.
Hebrews 13:17 “Obey your leaders, and submit to them; for they keep watch over your souls, as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.”
It honors them.
I Thessalonians 5:12-13 “But we request of you, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work.”
It makes their job easier. It can be tiresome when people want to complain or are “needy”. Pastors are involved in many problems throughout the day and being encouraged with positive reports and actions make their ministry a little easier. He’ll know you are growing, helping others and serving which will free him up to minister to the lost and hurting, the ones who really need his time and attention.
Because when they are blessed, you’ll be blessed! By feeding blessings to your pastor he feels more at peace, knowing he can relax and worry less about his flock.
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