Re:Verse passage – 1 Peter 5:1-6 (day six)
Serve the Lord with gladness. Psalm 100:2
God is gravely concerned about the quality of your leadership. I’m writing to pastors, or any other kind of shepherding church leader. The Psalmist gets to the heart of the matter, serve the Lord with gladness!
Serving the Lord from a dutiful heart honors the self, not God; it exalts the human will, not a magnificent and glorious God.
BUT a glad heart rejoices and delights in God. The overflow of a heart like that can’t help but lead a shepherd to gladly give himself away in service to others.