1 Peter 5:2-3 2 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; 3 nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
……continuing from yesterday’s post
To do this sublime duty, the “elders” must take “the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly…of a ready mind”. Selah
Let those already awake in the light of Christ cease to grumble about the slumber of them still asleep. Let us cease to see only deficiency and weakness in our brethren who are yet to awaken fully to the Light.
Instead, let us constantly wear the cloak of Agape and the lenses of Faith and let us begin to speak “awaken” where we see our brethren asleep in ignorance…let us begin to stir the flock with the fiery words of His Grace burning in our hearts and alive on our lips….let us begin to truly lift the brethren up with the might of His Grace, UNconquerable! Let us continue to take the “oversight thereof”; for the cause of the kingdom of light…tirelessly zealous in His Majesty’s Service!
Let the “elders” do so willingly. Not forced by circumstances or cajoled by the compulsion of others. But let us choose to serve Him because He alone is worthy!
Let us be so postured in our minds… “of a ready mind” He says…to fulfill all the will and agenda of the King.
Let the “Elders” and the Church say Amen.