One of the attitudes that deeply saddens my heart is to hear pastors speak of (and talk about) their position in the church as a “job” or “career”. This ignores the “call of God” by the Holy Spirit (Acts 20:28) and seriously weakens their role designed by God. Paul shows us a much more serious commitment in caring for the flock of God.
As Paul nurtured a new church in Thessalonica, he refers to how he cared for them; “But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.” (1 Thessalonians 2:7). Think with me for a moment how a good mother cares for her children. What are the key elements that she makes sure are part of her care:
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