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Monday, August 19, 2013

Taking responsibility is my job?

"Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood."

Acts 20:28 is a section of Paul's exhortation to the Ephesian elders and it is one of the most powerful in all the bible . . . .

God's elders are the guardians and watchmen of the doors of the church. It is also important to learn from this passage that if you are an elder or not...if you are a believer or not...God has paid a price for you and it is your responsibility to respond accordingly.  Paul says, in the next verse, that "fierce wolves" would come in, to disturb the flock.  So, what most one do?  They must first take heed to their own lives; and then to the congregations of Christ's church.  They must "be alert," (v. 31), awake, vigilant, diligent, and watchful.  The people of God are to pray for them, that their elders might faithfully discharge their duties.

All of us have plenty of reason to bless God, that He spares us from dangers about which we know nothing.  May He give us grace to be faithful in all things.

Puritan quote to ponder: "Men are by nature utterly careless of the glory of God.  They have no degree of concern for it.  A natural man never does any one thing out of true concern for the glory of God."   --Jonathan Edwards, in his sermon entitled, "It Is Well For Us That God Is Not As We Are"

 Responsibility is an amazing task...but it is also worth every effort!!!

You know I love ya, Don

Special thanks to Mark Henniger's blog: http://henningerdevotions.blogspot.com/2011/01/thurs-12011-devotion-acts-2028.html

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