Giving Honor to Pastor
Scripture: 1 Timothy 5: 17 The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.
Observation: I criticize more then compliment the pastors at my church. It is so easy to find fault because I compare what is done to what I would do. God has ordained the pastors and elders to fulfill a purpose and my responsibility is to honor and assist in any way I can.
Application: Instead of judging, I need to support. If I get into a conversation with someone and negative thoughts are expressed I need to either stop the conversation or support my church leaders. God has put my pastor and elders above me so I may learn and they deserve my allegiance and respect.
Prayer: Dear Lord soften my heart and my tongue. Guide me before I would say anything negative, may I be an encourager and not a discourager.