The Burdens Pastors Must Bear

I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil. Romans 16:17-19

Pastors and missionaries are constantly on the look out for those ideas and people that would divide congregations and converts. They are protective of “their” people and rightly so. They especially have to be on guard against false teaching and heresy. Often they have people over them who hold them accountable as well.

Pray for your pastor today. Pray that God will continue to minister to them each day as they minister to their sheep each week.

Then let them know you prayed.

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