God's Truth for Trying Times - 12/23/21


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 12/23/21


We need God’s truth in trying times. Read the Scripture passage, think about what it is saying, then pray; by yourself or with your household. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).


READ: 1 Timothy 5:17-18 

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, "You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain," and, "The laborer deserves his wages." [1 Timothy 5:17-18 ESV]


CONSIDER: This is a clear call for the church to be honoring their elders and especially those who preach and teach God's Word and to take care of their needs in such a way that would most honor God.



THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?


PRAY: Pray these verses to God as a prayer. Pour out your heart in praise to God. Pray for others. Present needs to Him.