Who shall judge

First Posted: 11/14/2012

Dear Editor,

2 Timothy 4:1-5, I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of the ministry.

This scripture tells our pastors to preach the word. To preach the word they have to study his word. Seeking knowledge and understanding and God’s guidance for every sermon. They are to preach the truth of God’s word no matter what they think man might say. In verse three, tells you that there will be those who will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts. This is talking about the church. Our pastors have a calling to preach whats right, so that it will help us to live right.

2 Timothy 16, 17-All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. God gives us his word to live by. He gives us our pastors to deliver the word of God to us. I appreciate every anointed pastor that will preach God’s word in truth and sacrifice his life in every way to God’s calling for them.

Let’s be an encouragement to our pastors! They need just as much encouragement as we the church do. Let’s endure sound doctrine. By that we can be more of a blessing to our pastors as well as others. God bless.

Leslye Cumber