One of the big dangers that the Church faces today is bad pastors and selfish leaders. We must beware of those who want respect because of the clothes they wear, or who makes long prayers for pretense. A pastor is nothing more than another redeemed rebel whom God has given the gift of teaching. Those pastors who are intent on their own aggrandizement and fleecing widows are not God's shepherds. The Jewish scribes only saw what everyone was able to give, but Jesus wants only a faithful heart – as was demonstrated by the poor widow who gave all she had to the Lord. Jesus does not act like these scribes. He – the King of kings – humbled Himself and came to serve others and die for sinners. That's who we need to follow and worship – the One Who is our Good Shepherd.
The Lord gives us burdens for Him and to do His work. When we listen to the voice of God he directs us. Is your course right? Is the power of the Lord upon your life? We need pastors and Christians to follow the Lord and despites improbable odds, we will experience the growth of the Lord.
"Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, but happy is he who keeps the Law" Proverbs 29:18 Sadly this verse has been misused to support pseudo spiritual endeavors, hybrids of Christianity and entrepreneurial aspirations. It is a timely verse for the Church as it calls us back to preaching the Word and showing us the true way of blessing in Christ!
God wants strong spiritual leaders in the churches. He revealed the requirements He demands men must meet if they would be in the position of Pastor. This exposition looks at the requirement in 1 Timothy 3:2 of blamelessness and what it means.