Leaders serving the Lord

BE Verse reading–Acts 13:1-52 (day six)  “While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.’ ” (vs 2)  Interesting word.  Not worship exactly.  Leiturgea actually means “an act of service”.  The emphasis in Greek is on the sacrifice, the unselfishness.  We should be impressed that the leaders of the church in Antioch were “serving” the Lord, focusing on the Lord, praying and waiting on the Lord, determined to serve the Lord’s purposes and not their own.  It is a necessary assignment for all leaders (both political and religious)  Too easy to follow our own egos or ambition.  As we consider an election on Tuesday, we should look for leaders who seek this kind of righteousness.  What is His will for this land?  Larger than either party, not determined by a poll, the will of God is what we seek.  True leaders serve the Lord.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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