Friday, June 16, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Wait For Your Due Season







Friday June 16

Bible Reading:     1 Pet. 5  1 - 7
Topic:         Wait For Your Due Season

1 Peter 5: 1 - 7 introduces us to God's sort or own type of Leaders set over His flock.

Peter reminds leaders in today's Church as he did to his first audience, that leadership over God's people is not cheap, fixed and for personal gain

Whoever is appointed to lead God's Church should remember that s/he has the call to serve not with high handedness, force and what he can gain. It is a service to be done willingly in love with the Good Shepherd the Lord Jesus Christ being the One to be obeyed and honoured by every leader as an under shepherd.

A day is coming when the Chief Shepherd will return and reward every under shepherd according to what they have done in taking care of God's flock (v. 4)

It is not only the Elders who should serve as good, sacrificial God fearing servants, the young people in the Church are to accept the authority of those God has set over them and learn to give all their worries or anxieties to God (v. 7)

Prayer
Lord help me as an Elder in Your Church to serve Your flock as a true and loving shepherd and for young people to accept the authority of the leaders you have set over them, Amen.

Memory Verse             1 Pet. 5: 6
"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty Hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time."

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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