t's great that you learned here.
May all cred
t for what you learned belong to Jesus, the source
of these 4 inter-related instructions:
Acts 6:1-4 - "Then the twelve summoned the multitude of
the disciples and said, "It is not desirable that we should leave the word
of God and serve tables. Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven
men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may
appoint over this business; but we will give ourselves continually to prayer
and to the ministry of the word."
- indicates the relative urgency of
"the ministry of the word" and that those called to it are to concentrate on it.
1 Corinthians 9:13-14 - "Do you not know that those who minister the holy things eat of the
things of the temple, and those who serve at the altar partake of the
offerings of the altar? Even so the Lord has commanded that those who preach
the gospel should live from the gospel."
- indicates that the
Lord wants those called to this ministry are to eat, partake and live from
1 Timothy 5:1-18 - "Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of
double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine. For the
Scripture says, "You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain,"
and, "The laborer is worthy of his wages."
- indicates that support
for those in such ministry is to be meritocratic, presumably so that those
who teach according to the Bible can teach more, and those who don't teach
according to the Bible can fade.
Galatians 6:6 - "Let him who is taught the word share in all good things
with him who teaches."
- indicates that the support for those
who teach is to come from those who learned from their teaching.
If you learn
ed from this study and wish to heed the Lord as above, you are